Above Kandersteg, at 1578 m above sea level, lies the idyllic Lake Oeschinen. This mountain lake is at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site “Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch” and puts all visitors under its spell with its smooth surface and its turquoise colour. The surroundings of the 111-ha-large lake are perfect for walks, whether you have small children, you are a senior citizen or an experienced hiker; there are different routes for everyone. The Lake Oeschinen, however, also caters for adrenaline junkies who can experience the thrill of a fast-paced ride on the mountain coaster.
From the mountain station a footpath leads to the lake in about 30 minutes. Those who prefer to get to Lake Oeschinen in comfort can take the environmentally friendly electric car. The UNESCO taxi runs daily every half an hour. Whether it is swimming, hiking, fishing or having a BBQ – a day at the Lake Oeschinen is full of variety.
Small but lovely – the Lake Oeschinen ski area: The gentle slopes of the ski area are perfect for beginners. There are three different T-bar lifts to practise your first moves on skis. The more advanced skiers can let off steam on the downhill slope towards the eight-person cable car. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy a total of 12 km of slopes. The different winter hiking trails around and on the frozen lake, the ice climbing, the tobogganing slope and ice fishing are all favourites during the winter months.