Welcome to the Oeschinensee

YOUR WAY INTO NATURE

Arrive, recharge your batteries, experience, enjoy, calm down - feel nature.

Welcome to the untouched beauty of Oeschinensee in the UNESCO World Heritage Site - a unique natural jewel. Immerse yourself in the idyllic landscape, surrounded by majestic mountains. Nestled in a wild and romantic rocky basin in the Blüemlisalp massif, the Oeschinensee is considered the most beautiful mountain lake in Switzerland.

Summer season from 09.05.2024

General information: The Oeschinensee can be reached by Cable car from 08:30-18:00 or on foot via hiking trail (A). Doldenhornweg (J) via Bärentritt closed. There is still snow above 2000m (winter conditions)!

Cable car Kandersteg-Oeschinensee - in operation from 8:30 - 18:00
mountain coasterclosed - open in dry weather from 09:00
Hiking trail valley station - Oeschinensee (A) Open - Hiking time approx. 60' - The hiking trail to Oeschinensee is accessible with good footwear. No baby carriages.
Electric cab in operation first trip 10:45 from the mountain station
Boat rental: - closed
Heuberg mountain trail (G) Heuberg mountain trail with open panorama - good footwear and surefootedness required.

Information AND operating status

Cable car Kandersteg - Oeschinen

Cable car Kandersteg-Oeschinensee - in operation from 8:30 - 18:00


mountain coaster at the mountain station

mountain coasterclosed - open in dry weather from 09:00


Electric cab mountain station - Oeschinensee

Electric cab in operation first trip 10:45 from the mountain station

Boat rental on Oeschinensee

Boat rental: - closed

Walkways

Hiking trail mountain station - Oeschinensee Hiking trail from the mountain station to Oeschinensee open (25 minutes)
Hiking trail mountain station - Oeschinensee via Läger (Panorama) open - 30'
Lake walk The walkway along Oeschinensee is open

Hiking trails

Hiking trail valley station - Oeschinensee (A) Open - Hiking time approx. 60' - The hiking trail to Oeschinensee is accessible with good footwear. No baby carriages.
Hiking trail mountain station - Oeschinensee via Läger (Panorama) open - 30'
Hiking trail Huble valley station - mountain station (B) Hiking trail valley station - mountain station open

Mountain trails and huts

Heuberg mountain trail (G) Heuberg mountain trail with open panorama - good footwear and surefootedness required.
Hiking trail Oberbergli - Blüemlisaphütte Mountain hiking trail Hohtürli open - open, there is still a blanket of snow on the trail coming from Oeschinesee, winter conditions. Further information at sac-bluemlisalp.ch
Hiking trail Doldenhornhütte Doldenhornhütte only accessible via Biberg, Bärentritt closed (closed zone Spitze Stei)
Hiking trail Unterbergli - Fründenhütte Fründschnur - Alpine hiking trail (challenging) to Fründenhütte open, snow from 2000m. Fründenhütte is open.


SAC Huts

Doldenhornhütte 1915m open
Blüemlisal hut 2835m
Fründenhütte 2562m - open

 

Oeschinensee
Webcam Oeschinensee

Mountain station / Oeschiland
Webcam Oeschinensee

Mountain station / mountain coaster
Webcam Oeschinensee

Restaurant Oeschinensee - open from 09:30 to 16:00

Restaurant Bergstübli (mountain station) - open from 09:00 - 17:00

Cafebar at Oeschinensee - open 10-16h
Berggasthaus Arva - Restaurant open Tuesday to Sunday, Hotel open from 16.05.2024.
Sennhütte - open in good weather

General information: The Oeschinensee can be reached by Cable car from 08:30-18:00 or on foot via hiking trail (A). Doldenhornweg (J) via Bärentritt closed. There is still snow above 2000m (winter conditions)!


Hiking tip: Hiking trail Kandersteg - Oeschinensee and mountain station - Oeschinensee open. There is still snow above 2200m. Mountain and alpine trails according to separate status.


Info restaurants:

SOS: SOS/Rescue service in the entire area: 1414

 

Guest service : daily from 08:30-17h for you under 0041 33 675 11 18 Cable car@oeschinensee.ch and accessible.

Lockers and ski storage

Lockers at the valley station - open from 08:00 to 18:00
Mountain station lockers - in operation
Lockers Large, medium and small lockers are available at the valley and mountain stations. Ski depots are located at the valley and mountain stations. A changing room is also available at the valley station. Payment by card, cash or cell phone possible.
Locker subscriptions can be purchased at the cash desk (7 days, 14 days, season)Locker price list:
Ski stand
15 min / free of charge
24h / Fr. 2.00
Locker M
15 min / free of charge
24h / Fr. 5.00
Locker S
15 min / free of charge
24h / Fr. 2.00
Locker L
15 min / free of charge
24h / Fr. 8.00


Picnic area

Picnic room mountain station 1st floor

At the mountain station on the 1st floor (take the path around the house). Open 10-15h. Cannot be reserved, capacity max. 40 people.

Information AND operating status

Arrive, feel nature.

FAQ

What you should know 

How do I travel by public transport?

From Spiez and Brig you can reach Kandersteg by train (BLS). From Adelboden and Frutigen there is a bus (AFA) to Kandersteg. The walk from the train station takes about 10 minutes. There is a local bus service from the station to the valley station.

What means of payment can I use?

You can pay at the ticket machines and at the ticket office with all major credit and debit cards, except American Express. Cash and REKA are also accepted. Payment with TWINT and REKA is only possible at the ticket counter.

Do children travel free of charge on Cable car?

Yes, children under the age of 6 travel free of charge on Cable car. The Junior Card is valid, please show it at the turnstile.

Where can I find toilets in the Oeschinensee area?

The public toilets are located at the mountain and valley stations and at the Berghotel am See. There are more toilets in the Oeschinensee area (see map). Going to the toilet in nature should be avoided. However, if you do need to use the "natural toilet", please do not leave any paper, tissues or wet wipes behind.

Where can I park my car?

Paid parking spaces are available at the valley station of the Cable car in Kandersteg. Other paid parking spaces are located in the village (school building, municipality, train station, Cher).

How do I get from the mountain station to the Berghotel am See?

The Berghotel am See can be reached on foot in approx. 30 minutes. From the mountain station, a chargeable shuttle bus runs every half hour from 11.00 a.m. to the Berghotel am See and back.

What outdoor guidelines apply to waste collection and separation?

Dispose of waste in the official waste separation stations. Waste separation stations are located at the mountain and valley stations, at the mountain hotel by the lake, at the restaurants and along the main hiking trails. Respect nature and take everything - even the smallest bits and pieces, tissues, leftover food and cigarette butts - back down to the valley or separate the waste and dispose of it in the waste separation stations provided.

What outdoor guidelines apply to drone flying?

Flying drones and model aircraft is prohibited in the Oeschinensee area. There is a judicial ban, which takes precedence over the national (FOCA) and cantonal area flight zones. In this way, we protect nature and wildlife and do not disturb other guests. As a drone pilot, you are obliged to inform yourself about the applicable area restrictions before every drone flight. Some drone manufacturers have created their own geofencings. The areas shown there are specified solely by the manufacturer and do not necessarily have to comply with the legally prescribed restrictions at Oeschinensee .

What are the outdoor guidelines for camping and bivouacking?

Wild camping and overnight stays in the great outdoors are prohibited. Camping, bivouacking and spending the night in hammocks or similar is prohibited by law. Wild animals must not be disturbed at night. There is a campsite at the valley station in Kandersteg. Unauthorized vehicles have no access to Oeschinensee. The night-time quiet rule applies (from 10.00 pm).

Which outdoor guidelines should be observed when providing first aid?

Everyone is obliged to provide first aid. In an emergency, call the rescue service immediately on 1414 and inform the ranger or patrolman (ski season) on 079 481 01 12. The SOS rooms and 2 defibrillators (at the toilets of the valley station and at the exit of the mountain station) are marked on the map of Lake Oeschinen.

We provide unique and unforgettable moments in the imposing mountain world in front of the Blüemlisalp massif.