Lake Oeschinen: Simply Unique

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and head into the beauty of nature and the peace and quiet of the mountains.

Experience an unforgettable daytrip to one of the most renowned mountain lakes in Switzerland above the town of Kandersteg The area around the lake is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jungfrau Aletsch for good reason. Impressive natural features, numerous hikes in Summer with incredible vistas, clean water, and countless waterfalls and calm, fresh and real snowy landscape in winter… Lake Oeschinen calls! Hike through unspoiled nature and get the chance of hiking on the frozen lake Oeschinen. Experience incredible views and impressive mountain scenery and feel real winter. Be sure to bring a warm jacket, bonnet and gloves – it might get quite chilly on the ice. If you prefer to sled instead of walking, feel free so as well and ride one of the fastest sled runs in the Bernese Alps. The small ski resort offers ideal conditions and slopes for beginners especially. Just #unique!

Winter season is over, Summer season (cable car, mountain slide) starts on May 11.  For your own safety, the walk from Kandersteg to Oeschinensee is closed.  There is no official access to or on the lake. Be aware, that construction and maintenance works are in progress.

Time table cable car and ski resort

Winter 2018 / 2019
22 December 2018 till 17 March 2019
09.00 till 17.00 h

NEW Online Ticket

Standing in line is so yesterday – buy your ticket for the gondola or alpine slide in advance while on the road, load your ticket onto your cell phone and get on the gondola without having to wait.

360° Livecam at Oeschinen Lake

Ice walk on the frozen lake

Cross the frozen lake on one of several ice walks in the UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the peace of nature and its surrounding mountains, its here where your find “real winter”. Give it a try and walk on the ice, a  special kind of experience – you will see!

NEW: Season tickets includes the mountain spring in May

As we like our winter guests we offer free use of the cable car in May for all Oeschinensee season pass holders. Get your ski, sled or hiking pass just now. more.

Save your stay: Overnight stays for Summer 2019

Get your body and soul some express recovery and spend the night at the lake. Listen to waterfalls in the evening, get waken up by cowbells and the sunlight in the morning. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with home made breads and jams and enjoy the quietness of nature before the day visitors are coming to the lake. Demand is high, so first come -first serve…

Share your moments

“Stunning view! Beautiful place! The hiking trail along the lake is good for families and the restaurants invite you to enjoy a good meal and the breathtaking view!”

360° Livecam at the top station of the cable car

The winter season at Oeschinensee is over, the region starts on 11 May in the summer season. All facilities and paths closed.