Oeschinen Lake

Oeschinen Lake, Kandersteg: Address, Oeschinen Lake Reviews: 5/5

Oeschinen Lake
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Oeschinensee is accessible by foot from Kandersteg within 1.5 hours. The cable car operates in summer and winter season daily from mornings till evenings - non stop. In summer enjoy swimming in the lake, boat rides on the blue and clear water or just have fun with the toboggan run at the top station of the cable car. Several hotels around the lake offer rooms in summer. Restaurants are open in winter and summer. The region belongs to the Unesco heritage Jungfrau-Aletsch.
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Brian G
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A lovely cable car ride to the top then a long walk downhill to the lake. There is a restaurant at the top as well as some down by the lake. The paths are marked quite well but you need to watch for the bus that is using the same path. The views of the surrounding mountains is beautiful, as is the lake from a distance. The shore line is littered with cow dung which makes it difficult to walk beside the lake. With the amount of cow dung that was in the water, I definitely decided not to enter the lake. I spent most of my time around the picnic area by the restaurants enjoying the view of the lake from a distance as it was more beautiful that way. The walk back up to the cable cars was strenuous for an older gentleman like myself but I made it with only a few well needed breaks. In hind sight I should probably taken the bus back to the top but I felt the price they were asking was far too high for the service provided.
Written August 5, 2022
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Father Lennon
France13 contributions
I don’t think people are being honest here! It’s a lake with some mountains in the backyard people! Sure it’s lovely, in its self but what you pay to see it is just stupid! First off you must pay to park, fair enough. But then to reach the mountain you just pay 30 chf to ride the sky lift then you’ll be walking another 30 mins on a uneven dirt road that’s steep in some areas. After you’ve seen the lake and spent five whole minutes of thinking you’d saved yourself a whole lot of money by just looking at a photo there’s a restaurant there you should also avoid unless you like paying insane prices for a hamburger that looks like it came from a school cafeteria or stupid expensive water to drink (no freebie here). I was extremely disappointed in this place and it passed me off being drug here, especially after seeing the stupidity experience prices you’ll pay FOR EVERYTHING! Save your money and look for a photograph on hr internet!
Written August 1, 2022
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mnicowill
Burleson, TX218 contributions
Friends
This is a must see in the area. We took the gondola ride to and from the mountain. Then we were able to ride the alpine slides (so fun)! Next we hiked down the paved path to the breathtaking lake. You can just explore, swim, or take a boat. A half hour on the boat was around 18 Swiss.

We rowed out to see the many waterfalls. There were cows on the water edge and an abundance of hiking trails. We were worn out and decided to pay the small bus that is an option to take you instead of by foot back up (or even both ways). The ice cream was delicious and the food looked great as well.
Written June 20, 2022
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Cof3s_MX
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Solo
One the best places to visit in Kandersteg, the view is incredible, you can eat tradicional food in the top and take tour in the lake! Totally recommended 11/10
Written June 19, 2022
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Bernie O
Bondsville, MA580 contributions
Our first attraction that we visited during our 9 day stay in Kandersteg. It was great to walk to the tram from our B&B in Kandersteg. We had a 15 day rail pass and the tram was half price with the pass. We had a very beautiful Sunday morning for our visit. My travel mate was here 10 dears ago and the only disappointment was that the lake was down from what it was in 2012. It was a very picturesque hike to the lake from the tram stop and we cheated by taking a ride back to the tram to save walking uphill to the tram. We brought our lunch and found a peaceful location near the falling water from above. Could not get enough of the absolutely gorgeous view. A bonus was seeing someone playing an alpenhorn on the lake shore.
Written June 11, 2022
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Rudi W.
5 contributions
It takes about an hour to get there, only possible walking. Wear wandering shoes, it's better. You get some splendid views across Kandersteg and the surrounding mountains. Bring also a raincoat, the weather can change quickly.
Written June 8, 2022
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Clement CH
Lausanne, Switzerland399 contributions
Family
We spent 3 days there enjoying beautiful views and wonderful hikes.
You have scenic views everywhere and you have great guidance on where to go and how to get there. Great friendly place with kids, family and teenagers.
Written May 28, 2022
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Marco A
London, UK268 contributions
Very picturesque lake. Easily accessible to families with children. Check the weather first as it is high up and can be covered in clouds. I visited in July, it was super crowded but still enjoyable.
Written March 21, 2022
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Aswad Miah
London, UK78 contributions
Friends
The view is absolutely beautiful with the turquoise water. I would highly recommend hiring a rowing boat to explore the lake further. There is also a nearby restaurant and a place that sells amazing ice cream! Oh and also beware of the goats! They sometimes chase people away and try steal their belongings 😂

To get to Oeschinen Lake, we took the cable car to get to the mountain from Kandersteg and then around 20 min walk to get to the lake. I believe there is also an electric bus that can take you there faster.

On the way back, we hiked down a downhill road to kandersteg instead of getting a return cable car. It felt dangerous without any equipment but was an experience and overall took us around an hour to get back down.

I personally would visit again to experience this beautiful location and perhaps try the mountain coaster! If you are in Interlaken/Kandersteg for only a few days, I would definitely suggest you visit ! I would also recommend purchasing a cable car return ticket to fully utilise the time in exploring if you are not a hiking person.
Written December 13, 2020
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Tina B
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Check the weather first. The restaurant was very good, and reasonably priced , There is a shuttle bus for those with limited mobility 8chf but money well spent check the weather before you go. In the winter time the lake up there is frozen solid so u can walk on it, We were there just as the leaves were changing it was beautiful. There are plenty of activities for the whole family and if you want to bring your dogs its great Also a fabulous place for a family picnic with great views .
Written November 17, 2020
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