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Kandersteg-Oeschinen lake

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The natural wonder of the Alps and UNESCO World Heritage. Beautiful mountain wildflowers such as orchids, gentian and edelweiss, sheep and cattle herds grazing on the Alpine pastures and wildlife on the mountain slopes attract nature lovers to visit Oeschinensee at the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage region.
moderate
Distance 4.2 km
1:35 h
424 m
6 m
1,594 m
1,171 m
The cable car to the mountain station at an altitude of 1,650 m takes 9 minutes - the popular summer toboggan run is located here. A wide footpath through meadows and pine forests leads to the lake in 20 minutes. Oeschinensee at the foot of Blüemlisalp (altitude 1,578 m) is one of the larger Alpine lakes.At Oeschinensee you and your children will find plenty to do. Why not take a rowing boat and explore the lake, dive into the cool water, try your luck at fishing, unpack your picnic at one of the barbeque sites or treat yourself to a gourmet meal on a restaurant’s panoramic terrace? There are unlimited possibilities!For seniors and those who prefer a gentler pace, take the UNESCO electric bus from the mountain station to Oeschinensee. The eco friendly electric vehicle departs every 30 minutes from noon.Duration:Mountain station to lake: 20 minutesClimb from Kandersteg: 1 ¼hours
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Update: August 16, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,594 m
Lowest point
1,171 m
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Rest stops

Berggasthof
Berghaus Arva Oeschinensee
Berghaus am Oeschinensee

Start

Kandersteg (1,170 m)
Coordinates:
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2'617'888E 1'149'355N
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46.495275, 7.671646
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46°29'43.0"N 7°40'17.9"E
UTM
32T 398064 5149935
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Destination

Oeschinensee

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Kandersteg - Oeschinensee

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Kandersteg train station. The gondola from Kandersteg to Oeschinensee is connected to public transport.

Return journey: back to the valley station, then again by bus and train

Getting there

The journey by car to your destination takes you through our beautiful village Kandersteg. Follow the sign to Kandersteg and stay on the main road. Immediately after the small bridge, about 3-4 minutes after entering the village, turn left and follow the road to the parking lot.

Coordinates

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2'617'888E 1'149'355N
DD
46.495275, 7.671646
DMS
46°29'43.0"N 7°40'17.9"E
UTM
32T 398064 5149935
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.2 km
Duration
1:35 h
Ascent
424 m
Descent
6 m
Highest point
1,594 m
Lowest point
1,171 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Geological highlights

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