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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
4.2 km
1:35 h
424 m
6 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
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,594 m
Lowest point
1,171 m
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Rest Stop

Berggasthof
Restaurant
Berghaus am Oeschinensee

Start

Kandersteg (1,170 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
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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Destination

Oeschinensee

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Kandersteg - Oeschinensee

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
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
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