Winter Hiking

Pure Nature, Quietude, and Cool Alpine Air

A view of a different kind – here at an elevation of 1600 m above sea level, you will find unspoiled nature and quietude. The restaurant at Lake Oeschinen invites gourmets to organic lamb from their own farm and a blazing fireplace.

A Day Trip in the Snow – Guaranteed Rejuvenation!

On the easy walk from the Kandersteg train station to the valley station (20 min), you can enjoy the charm of the authentic mountain village.
The ride on the panoramic gondola affords beautiful views of Kandersteg and the surrounding mountains of the Bernese Oberland. From the mountain station, you hike through snowy winter scenery to Lake Oeschinen.

The Berghotel Oeschinensee is your starting point for three different hiking trails or the winter hiking trail on the lake:
– Hiking trail to the ice tower, left lake shore, 30 minutes
– Fründen loop, right lake shore, 30 minutes
– Ice Walk – winter hiking trail on the frozen lake, short loop (30 min) & long loop (90 min)

Tip: Arrive by RegioExpress Lötschberger of the BLS.

 Winter season is over, Summer season (cable car, mountain slide) starts on May 11. 

For your own safety, the walk from Kandersteg to Oeschinensee is closed.
There is no official access to or on the lake. Be aware, that construction and maintenance works are in progress.

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Cable car out of service - info under: www.oeschinensee.ch/live