Winter Kandersteg


Waterfalls which thunder down mountain faces, lakes which sparkle emerald green and mountains which impress with heights of up to 3664 m: Kandersteg never ceases to amaze its visitors.

In the Gault Millau restaurant Blausee gourmets can not only enjoy freshly-caught trout, but also spectacular views of the Bernese Alps and the turquoise water. A short walk through the nature park or a tour on the Lake Blausee with a glass-bottom boat adds to the feeling of relaxation.


If you like walking, you should try the hiking trails, which run over a total of 600 km. The routes along the Lake Oeschinen offer particularly beautiful vistas. The lake, which stretches over 111 ha and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, is said to be one of Switzerland’s most beautiful lakes. Relaxing picnics, fun on the mountain coaster, a tour with a rowing boat, winter hiking or ice fishing – the nature reserve offers an abundance of activities.

Weihnachtsmarkt am Blausee, Kandersteg

Lake Blausee

Many visitors fall in love with Lake Blausee at first sight. True to its name, it boasts a vibrant blue colour thanks to its water clarity.

Oeschinensee, Kandersteg

Lake Oeschinen

With its moss-covered rocks, a magnificent view on the Bernese Alps and crystal-clear water, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Lake Oeschinen is said to be one of Switzerland’s most beautiful lakes.


Kandertal ski area

The Kandertal ski area is small but lovely: it greets winter sports enthusiasts with 25 km of slopes, four ski lifts and one chairlift. The Nordic Arena at the entrance to the village of Kandersteg is home to the spectacular ski jumps of the national Nordic ski centre.     


Belle Epoque: Life in the 19th and 20th century

A special event awaits you in the last week of January in Kandersteg: For the seventh year, the mountain village turns back time by more than one hundred years and celebrates the Belle Epoque. For one week, the village transforms itself with magnificent facades, and visitors and inhabitants alike walk through the snow-covered streets in costumes true to the Belle Époque.


Contact and information

Tourist Center Kandersteg
Äussere Dorfstrasse 26
CH-3718 Kandersteg