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 with incredible vistas, clean water, and countless waterfalls… Lake Oeschinen calls! Hike through unspoiled nature on one of the many hiking trails. Experience incredible views and impressive mountain scenery. Be sure to bring your bathing suit – swimming in the lake is not only permitted – it is practically a must do! In the evening, relax in one of the mountain lodges located directly on the lake or race down the slopes on the summer alpine slide. Simply unique!

Be spontanous…

Its all about the experience. Make your own fire, have fun and get the smoky smell in your nose. Visit our Grill- or Picknick shop right at Oeschinen lake. We provide fire wood, bbq-sausages, chips, bread, salad, chocolade, ice tea, beer and more– you would find all you need.

Feel free to pre-order your grill or picknick basket – just order from the road, pick it up, and take off.

Cable car and mountain coaster open. Rowing boats available. Hiking trail Heuberg, all trails Kandersteg – Oeschinensee and Fründenhütte SAC open.

PS: Buy cable car or mountain coaster ticket online, less waiting more fun…

Summer 

lower season from May 10 to October 21, 2018
from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

high season from June 16 to September 9, 2018
from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

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.

Fresh air and peace and quiet at night

Treat yourself to a quick reprieve from the city and spend a night at Lake Oeschinen. Listen to the rushing waterfalls at night, recharge your batteries in the early morning before the arrival of the day tourists. Conveniently book your room online.

SRF Wunderland with Nik Hartmann

Book Fritz or one of his mountain guide colleges and walk through the “Fründenschnuer”, the unofficial way around the lake. Send your request.

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“Spectacular location with an outstanding panoramic hiking trail! There is also a shorter trail that leads from the station to the lake. Many benches along the way provide a chance to rest. Ideal for a day trip.”

Fire wood and other items (Beer, Sausages, Sandwiches, etc) available in the Grill- and Picknick Shop right at Berghotel Oeschinensee.More