Summer on oeschinensee

Arrive, feel nature.

Welcome to the untouched beauty of nature at Oeschinensee in the UNESCO World Heritage Site - a unique natural jewel. Whether hiking, tobogganing, rowing on the Oeschinensee, fishing, barbecuing or enjoying culinary delights on the sun terrace of the mountain restaurant, your experience of nature is guaranteed!

Arrive, feel nature.


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.

Operating status

Cable car Kandersteg - Oeschinen

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

Ski lifts
Bire ski lift closed - end of season 17.03.2024
Wittenen ski lift closed - end of season 17.03.2024

Free skiing for children and beginners
Oeschiland children's skiing closed - end of season 17.03.2024

sledge run closed in Oeschiland - end of season 17.03.2024

Schatthaus T-bar lift - Oeschiland Park - closed - end of season 17.03.2024


Piste 1 valley descent (red) - closed, the road is closed, no hiking trail, please use the official hiking trail.
Piste 2 Bire (blue) closed - end of season 17.03.2024
Piste Wittenen 3 (red) closed - end of season 17.03.2024
Piste 4 mountain station-Bire (blue) closed - end of season 17.03.2024

Piste Läger 5 (blue) - closed

Cross-country skiing at Oeschinen
Cross-country ski slope Oeschinensee - The cross-country ski slope is closed - end of season 17.03.2024

Simply sledge run to Oeschinensee

sledge run 6 Mountain station closed at Oeschinensee - end of season 17.03.2024