Visit to the hut with great views

Fründenhütte SAC

A wonderful day hike from Lake Oeschinen to Fründenhütte SAC with views of the deep blue mountain lake. Definitely worth a trip.

Brief description

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