Oeschinensee Hike

Activity overview

Oeschinensee is a beautiful alpine lake and probably the most famous in the Kandersteg area.

The path to the lake starts at the Tourist Office in Kandersteg. It then follows up a well-marked path, a tarmac road in places, which is suitable for all ages. There is an alternative footpath, that follows underneath the gondola. This is steeper and less scenic but shorter and quicker to reach the lake. By Gondola, there is a wide footpath from the top station that leads down to the lake.

Schedule 

This hike takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes from Kandersteg (one way).

Times might change according to the weather and the group's ability.

Pricing 

Price Adult: CHF 0.00

Price Child: CHF 0.00

Oeschinensee gondola tickets are available to purchase at our reception:

  • Adult single: 16.00
  • Child single 8.00
Important information 
  • Before your departure, you should fill out a route card at reception
  • Leaflets containing more information on the exact route can be found in Reception.
Equipment 
  • Comfortable rucksack
  • Boots with ankle support (no trainers)
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Water bottle (minimum 1 litre, 2 litres in hot weather)
  • Warm clothing (long trousers, fleece, no jeans)
  • Sun hat and a warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Personal medication if needed
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Packed food
  • Pocket money
Awards & Badges 

By completing this activity, you can get closer to achieving the following Awards and Badges: 

  • Wander rucksack: heuberg, biberg, oeschinensee
  • High Adventure Award
Go Eco!

This hike can be even more enjoyable when learning about the environment around you. The self-guided booklet below can help you explore the Alps the eco way. 

Attachments 
AttachmentSize
PDF icon Oeschinensee Eco Hike4.44 MB

Activity

Season 
Autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov)
Spring (Mar, Apr, May)
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
01.06.2019 to 30.09.2019
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes from Kandersteg (one way)
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
0
Price adult 
Free
Price child 
Free
Programme theme 
Eco Adventure
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Suitability 
Cubs
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
from 10 years

Map