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Oeschinensee bei Kandersteg

Oeschinensee bei Kandersteg

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Location: Kandersteg, Frutigen-Niedersimmental, Espace Mittelland, Switzerland

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  • Fantastically beautiful lake, framed by several two- and three-thousanders. By not too heavy climb, this is a destination for the entire family. You should wear sturdier footwear. Also gastronomy and boat rentals are available.

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    • October 22, 2017

  • Beautiful lake in the mountains with rowing boats, on weekends maybe a bit crowded!

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    • July 8, 2018

  • On hot summer days very populated, as from Kandersteg a gondola goes up. Starting point for high alpine tours, which are really something for sure-footed and height-anxious hikers something. In contrast, there are easier circular walks, which are just busy. Therefore rather low season - if you do not want to swim.
    The Oeschinensee is about 1.6 km long and at the deepest point is 56 meters. It flows underground into the Oeschibach.

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    • July 28, 2019

  • It is great to walk on the lake when frozen in winter, and then around the panorama walks above the lake in summer. Take the appropriate equipment if you want to do the klettersteig (VF) on this route and note that the trails on the right of the lake are not always well marked.

    • July 25, 2019

  • Here is the paradise. A beautiful lake, unfortunately too cold to swim. Hiking, boating, eating ice cream - everything,

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    • June 3, 2019

  • Great tour with a fantastic panorama. However, good slip resistance and good footwear recommended. Significantly more demanding and not recommended with walking difficulties. Schwindekfrei should be synonymous. We had the misfortune, that still isolated snowfields were present, which in 2 places something the adrenalin has driven up ;-) In some places you had to cross a small stream or past waterfalls. In some places it also "rained a few stones" that fell from above.
    Overall, but fantastic tour with great opportunities to photograph and enjoy.
    The lake itself is quite muddy and not so bathing unless you want a mud pack. ;)

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    • September 17, 2019

  • Many tourists but as soon as the trails become more demanding or higher you have the trail and the panorama for yourself.

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    • August 20, 2018

  • One of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the canton of Bern. It has various hiking routes from easy panoramic circular hikes to challenging climbing routes, everything is available. If you move on the wide paths, you are often one of many ... as soon as you go into the somewhat more demanding terrain, the number of tourists also decreases noticeably and you can enjoy the peace and beauty of this place.

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    • June 3, 2021

  • One of the most beautiful lakes in the Swiss Alps. If not in the whole Alps!

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    • July 20, 2019

  • Beautiful, but unfortunately completely overcrowded in the summer months. My tip: From the Oeschinensee, hike along the path along the Öschibach back to Kandersteg, a matter of just under 50 minutes. I hardly met any tourists on the way - and that was in June.

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    • May 14, 2021

  • Fantastic, run up from below, use Heuweg next to the river. From the lake-restaurant away from the beach shoe tourism - beautiful, above clearly less people u unique nature. Recommended, even with a dog.

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    • July 20, 2017

  • a lake in an incredibly great location. The Öschinensee is rightly one of the most famous mountain lakes in Switzerland.

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Beautiful mountain lake. Simply fantastic here.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Absolutely beautiful lake surrounded by steep mountains

    • June 16, 2020

  • Beautiful mountain lake in an overwhelming environment. Splendid!

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    • July 21, 2020

  • Nice lake with many visitors. The higher you go up, the calmer it gets.

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    • August 5, 2020

    • March 24, 2019

  • Magical lake in the middle of great mountains. From the Oeschinen mountain station, easy circular hike, also for families with children.

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    • June 3, 2021

  • Beautiful in every season

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    • November 20, 2016

  • To enjoy a beautiful mountain world and just switch off. Do not forget swimming trunks .....

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    • August 18, 2019

  • For those who just want to relax by the lake there is a nice walk suitable for families with children or the elderly, otherwise you can proceed towards the high path.

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    • October 30, 2020

  • Magnificent panorama, incredible atmosphere

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    • May 9, 2021

  • Another point of view of Oeschisee is always nice

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    • July 3, 2021

  • Be sure to hike the early spring line. But please only in suitable equipment. Sturdy mountain boots and a head for heights are a must.

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    • March 11, 2020

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Location: Kandersteg, Frutigen-Niedersimmental, Espace Mittelland, Switzerland

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