• pure nature!


We welcome you here in the Unesco Region Oeschinensee!

Summer at Lake Oeschinen offers variety. With the mountain coaster and the rowing boats families get their money’s worth. Various hiking and walking trails of all levels of difficulty offer something for everyone. Warm sunny days and cool, quiet nights can be experienced here at 1600 m above sea level. An overnight stay in fresh mountain air is a unique experience.

Come up on the mountain and leave the stress down in the valley. Go down, enjoy the nature, listen to the birds and just be. Choose your hike and treat yourself to healthy exercise in the fresh alpine air.

Mountain hiking with majestic views at Lake Oeschinen

Seniors can reach the lake on the walking trail from the mountain station, and return on foot or via electric car service. Several hiking trails lead from Kandersteg to the lake – each trail offers a different route, but all must conquer the 400-meter difference in elevation between Kandersteg and the lake. Your reward is a cool dip in the lake and a one-of-a-kind backdrop. The Heuberg loop is highly recommended – it affords the most spectacular views.

Overview all hikes

Click on “Learn more” to call up a list of all hikes on Lake Oeschinen.

Alpine Slide

For both young and old, directly at the mountain station

Whether alone or as a pair – it’s just a ton of fun! Due to safety concerns, the alpine slide is only open in dry conditions. Get on and let it rip on the 750 meter Alpine Slide!


Simply buy your tickets for the toboggan run online. With the QR code by mobile phone (or printed out) directly through the turnstile to the track. Have a good trip.

Mountain coasterOpeningClosing
6. Jun - 13. Sep 202009.3017.15
14. Sep - 25. Oct 202009.3016.30
25. Oct 2019 - 13. May 2021closed (Winter)closed (winter)

Timetable 2019

Mountain coaster Summer 2019until 11.30from 11.31
1 ride adultCHF 4.00CHF 6.00buy ticket
1 ride child (8 - 15 J)CHF 3.00CHF 5.00buy ticket
5 rides adultCHF 18.00CHF 27.00buy ticket
5 rides child (8 - 15 J)CHF 13.00CHF 22.00buy ticket

Safety Instructions

  • The toboggan run is only open in dry weather. After rainfall, the track is dried and opened if possible.
  • Children from the age of 3 may only use the run with an accompanying person from the age of 8.
  • Children 8 years and older are allowed to use the lift on their own if they have been made familiar with the lift and have been given responsibility by the person responsible for supervision.
  • Instructions given by personnel must be followed immediately.
  • Filming with a mobile phone or Selfie is not permitted during the journey.


Gondelbahn Kandersteg Oeschinensee AG

3718 Kandersteg
Tel. +41 33 675 11 18  | gondelbahn@oeschinensee.ch