Oeschinen lake 1,580 m

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.

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 minutes
Climb from Kandersteg: 1 ¼hours

Gastronomy:
- Mountain station kiosk, Oeschinensee lake cable car
- Panoramic Restaurant Sennhütte
- Berghotel Oeschinensee
- Berghaus Oeschinensee

 Altitude chart Oeschinensee

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