Visit to the hut with great views
Hike from Kandersteg via Lake Oeschinen, trail ascends on the right side of the lake to the Fründenühütte (
2562 m above sea level). The hut is managed by a host. Alternatively, take the gondola to Lake Oeschinen.
Approximate times required
3 hours: Mountain station to Fründenhütte
1.5 hours: Descent from Fründenhütte to Lake Oeschinen
1 hour: Descent from Lake Oeschinen to Kandersteg
Level of difficulty
Recommended for dogs only to a limited extent
Families with hiking experience
Panoramic views along the entire ascent and from the top at the hut
Good profile is a must, in early summer, snow may still be present in certain sections.
Exposed area, but well secured and widened
High alpine climate – wear warm clothing (even in summer)
Tip from a local
Look for alpine ibex as you are climbing the mountain. These can often be seen just a few meters from the hiking trail. Be sure to treat yourself to a piece of cake at the hut.
Take your time, the ascent is strenuous.
Contact / Link
Marianne and Bernhard Winkler