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The 20 most instagrammable lakes in Europe

Lake Como (via Unsplash).

With much of Europe welcoming British tourists once more, why not include a trip to one of the most Instagrammable lakes the Continent has to offer this Autumn.

With more than half a million natural lakes across Europe, it’s hard to know where to start when planning for a lakeside holiday that will be memorable, as well as utterly picturesque. To help take the hassle out of the research and planning, Lausanne Tourisme has rounded up the most Instagrammable lakes across Europe to offer inspiration to holiday makers looking for trips to keep them active, that are also in utterly stunning locations.

Top 20 Most Instagrammed Lakes in Europe

Top 20 Most Instagrammed Lakes in Europe

Lake

Country

Tagged Photos

Lake Como

Italy

1,501,216

Lake Garda

Italy

975,846

Lake Geneva

Switzerland

501,325

Loch Lomond

Scotland

489,991

Loch Ness

Scotland

431,018

Plitvice Lakes

Croatia

348,205

Lake Bled

Slovenia

308,401

Lake Constance

Switzerland

268,908

Lake Maggiore

Italy

253,772

Lake Zurich

Switzerland

166,310

Mar Menor

Spain

156,278

Lake Lucerne

Switzerland

147,739

Lake Windermere

England

122,038

Hintersee

Germany

71,807

Lake Saimaa

Finland

69,215

Lake Annecy

France

64,901

Konigsee

Germany

57,801

Lake Ohrid

Macedonia

57,599

Sognefjord

Norway

51,732

Lake Hallstättersee

Austria

49,090

The most Instagrammable lake in Europe is Italy’s Lake Como, which has more than 1million tags dedicated to it on Instagram, or 9.7 images per square metre. Italy has three lakes which feature in the top 20, after Como is Lake Garda at number two with 975,846 tags (or 37.91 images per square metre), and Lake Maggiore in ninth place, with just over a quarter of a million photos tagged.

While Italy may take three spots in the top ten, it’s Switzerland’s glacial lakes which take the majority in the top 20. Lausanne’s own Lake Geneva takes the third spot on the list with just over 500,000 photos – an incredible 115.7 photos per square meter, as the largest lake on the list. Following Lake Geneva is Lake Constance in eighth place with 268,908 photos, Lake Zurich in 10th spot with 166,310 images, and Lake Lucerne taking the 12th spot with just under 150,000 images tagged on the app. 

Both Scotland and Germany have two lakes within the top 20, though Scotland takes both of the last spots in the top five with Lochs Lomond and Ness. Despite the folklore that surrounds it, Loch Ness is pipped to fourth spot by Loch Lomond which has almost 60,000 more photos of it on Instagram, with 489,991 tags versus Loch Ness’ 431,018. These are the first lakes within the UK which are featured on the list, followed by the Lake District’s biggest lake, Lake Windermere which sits in 13th spot with just over 120,000 images on Instagram.

Each of the remaining countries featured have only one lake that makes the top 20, but each of the lakes has between 50,000 and 350,000 images tagged on the photo sharing app, making them still highly Instagrammable and well worth a visit on your next trip abroad.

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She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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