A paradise for hikers, climbers, anglers and nature lovers
With its moss-covered rocks, a magnificent view on the Bernese Alps and crystal-clear water, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Oeschinensee is said to be one of Switzerland’s most beautiful lakes.
Above Kandersteg, at 1578 m above sea level, lies the idyllic Oeschinensee. This mountain lake is at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site “Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch” and puts all visitors under its spell with its smooth surface and its turquoise colour. The surroundings of the 111-ha-large lake are perfect for walks, whether you have small children, you are a senior citizen or an experienced hiker; there are different routes for everyone. The Oeschinensee, however, also caters for adrenaline junkies who can experience the thrill of a fast-paced ride on the mountain coaster.
Enjoy pure nature
Whether it is swimming, fishing, having a picnic or a BBQ – a day at the Oeschinensee is full of variety. If you want to take in the views of the mountains from the lake, you can simply hire a rowing boat. A special highlight is the environmentally friendly UNESCO Electromobile, which runs every half an hour on a daily basis between the upper station of the cable car and the lake.
Small but lovely – the Oeschinensee ski area
The gentle slopes of the ski area are perfect for beginners. There are three different T-bar lifts to practise your first moves on skis. The more advanced skiers can let off steam on the downhill slope towards the eight-person cable car. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy a total of 12 km of slopes. The different winter hiking trails around and on the frozen lake, the ice climbing, the tobogganing slope and ice fishing are all favourites during the winter months.