Oeschinensee

Welcome to the UNESCO region of Oeschinensee!

The summer in Oeschinensee offers you variety. The toboggan run and the rowboats help families get their money’s worth. Various hiking and walking paths of all levels of difficulty offer something for everyone. You can experience warm, sunny days and cool, restful nights here at 1600 m. Spending the night in the fresh mountain air is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Opening hours

Cable car
13 May – 16 June: 9:00 to 17:00
17 June – 10 September: 8:00 to 18:00
11 September – 22 October: 9:00 to 17:00

Mountain coaster
13 May – 16 June: 9:30 to 16:30
17 June – 10 September: 9:30 to 17:15
11 September – 22 October: 9:30 to 16:30

Fun with toboggans

Right next to the top station of the cable cars. The mountain coaster run is a circular course which must be accessed by cable car.

Arrival

Kandersteg is reachable by car or by train. There is a large parking area for those taking the cable car. More information.

Sleeping

The special experience: Sleep in fresh mountain air directly next to the Oeschinensee with a view of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You cannot get there by car. Book now.

Panoramic view

The best view over the lake you might get from the Heuberg. This hiking trail takes around 3 hours... one of the best hikes in the Bernese Oberland!

Boat rental

Rowboats on the Oeschinensee — not to be missed for more than 100 years.

Stress-free Picnic

We’ll pack a picnic lunch for you — just order in advance and pick it up. No stress and nothing to drag around... also available as a gift certificate. Do you want more?

Electromobile

Seniors and those who are tired out can enjoy the environmentally friendly Electromobile. It operates daily, travelling from the top station to the Oeschinensee. More information

NO car access

All cars must be parked in Kandersteg. Car access to the lake or the hotel is not permitted by law. There is no taxi service provided for late arrivals in the hotel.

Signal is very bad...

Mobile phone reception is very bad around the lake. Be aware, that in most areas you will not be able to phone or send text messages.

Quiet at night

Spending the evening and early morning around the lake is pure soul magic. Check out online about available rooms and rates. More

Lunch on the Oeschinensee

Fresh, homemade delicacies wait to be eaten! We also offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten- and lactose-free dishes. Bon appétit!

Hiking

Relaxing walking trails and beautiful hiking routes on the Oeschinensee.

Kandersteg

The beautiful, authentic mountain village of Kandersteg offers a lot. www.kandersteg.ch

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