Welcome to Lake Oeschinen

The gondola is open daily from 08h30 to 17h00. The hiking trails in the Oeschinensee area are open and walkable with good shoes.
The toboggan run is open in dry weather from 09h30 to 16h30.

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Current information

Welcome to Lake Oeschinen. Enjoy the autumn days with a gondola ride and a view of the Unesco World Heritage Site. Right next to the mountain station is the toboggan run. Treat yourself to a ride, whiz weightlessly down the curves and then let yourself be pulled up again. Please note that the toboggan run is closed when it rains for safety reasons. Of course, you can't miss the walk to turquoise-blue Lake Oeschinen (approx. 30 minutes). For the sporty and adventurous, we recommend the panoramic hike over the Heuberg (no fear of heights and surefootedness required).

Hiking info

The hiking trails in the Oeschinensee area are open and accessible with good footwear. Hiking time to Lake Oeschinen: 1 hour. Tip: The panoramic hike over the Heuberg, duration 3 hours (free from giddiness and sure-footedness required).

Clean Up Day 7.10.2023

Summit Foundation and the Kandersteg-Oeschinensee gondola are organizing a clean-up event on October 7, 2023. The aim is to free the area around Lake Oeschinen from this summer's garbage. Volunteers are needed to help with the clean-up. As compensation, the gondola ride, a lunch, an aperitif and toboggan runs will be offered. The exact requirements and the schedule as well as the registration form are available on this website can be found.

Operating hours gondola Kandersteg Oeschinensee

18.09. - 22.10.2023
23.10. - 21.12.2023
Gondola not in operation
Winter season
22.12. - 17.03.2024