Travelling to KISC

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The Centre is located in Kandersteg, a small traditional Swiss village. Kandersteg is in the UNESCO World Heritage alpine region of Jungfrau-Aletsch.

Kandersteg is situated 65 kilometres from Bern, the capital of Switzerland and in the heart of Bernese Alps. The most spoken language in the area is German. But don’t worry, you will be able to also find your way with basic English, French or Italian. You can access the region by air, rail or road.

 

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Travelling to KISC

Know Kandersteg

Kandersteg is a small traditional Swiss village with a population of over 1’200 people.

Kandersteg has a developed infrastructure that includes hotels with restaurants, two grocery shops, a drug store, a doctor’s office, banks with cash machine, a Catholic and a Protestant church, souvenir shops, sports shops, a car service and other tourism and leisure facilities (e.g. swimming pool, wellness, indoor climbing centre, village and scout museum, ski jump / mountain tubing area, etc.). 

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Driving by car
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To reach the Centre by road is very easy.  If you are travelling from the north, the European motorway network will bring you to Spiez - 30 minutes north from Kandersteg. From here follow signs for Kandersteg along route number 223. The roads are well marked and signposted.

If you are travelling from the south, travel to Brig and then to Goppenstein. From here, you will travel by car-train for a 15 minutes journey through the Lötschberg tunnel to Kandersteg. The car train runs from early each morning to late at night, with trains running every 30 minutes. Full details on the car train, such as time table and pricing, can be found on the BLS website.
 
Important: Motorways in Switzerland require a Vignette, which can be purchased at the border to Switzerland for approx. CHF 40. 
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Traffic regulations

If you are travelling on Swiss motorways, you must have a vignette sticker. You can buy a vignette at post offices, train stations and petrol stations, as well as from automobile clubs at the border of Switzerland. It must be stuck to the inside of your windscreen and be clearly visible. The vignette is valid from 1 December of the previous year to 31 January of the next year. It costs about CHF 40.

It is a requirement to drive with headlights on even during daylight hours on Swiss roads. Unless stated otherwise, the maximum speed limit on Swiss motorways is 120 km/h. The speed limit outside built-up areas is 80 km/h; within built-up areas, it is 50 km/h.

 

Car ride in winter

In winter, the road is usually kept relatively clear of snow up to the edge of Kandersteg village. However, snow is possible anytime between November and April, and the road through Kandersteg village to KISC is usually snow covered in the winter time. Therefore, we recommend that all cars should be equipped for snow conditions! Therefore we recommend snow tyres and snow chains, as well as a shovel in your car during these times.

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We have some car parking available, but very limited parking for coaches and busses. Parking space can not be reserved in advance and in case there are no more free spaces left on KISC property on your arrival, we will direct you to a local parking area that may not be free of charge. All vehicles need to be registered in Reception upon arrival.

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