Oeschinensee bei Kandersteg

Oeschinensee bei Kandersteg

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Recommended by 336 out of 340 hikers


  • Anja🏃‍♀️

    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

  • Niklas

    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

  • Silke

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

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    • July 8, 2018

  • pfälzer

    Beautiful in every season

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    • November 20, 2016

  • Daniel

    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

  • Nico

    For grilling you do not need to take extra coal with you.
    Right next to the lake there is a small shop behind the huts which offers wood for 10 CHF

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Roger

    Beautiful mountain lake. The panorama over the lake should not be missed. When circumnavigating the lake, alpine equipment and good footwear are recommended. Especially the friend cord along.

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    • July 24, 2019

  • Mathias

    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

  • Jensold

    Always a pleasure.
    Especially over night.

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    • July 16, 2019

  • Greg

    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

  • Nadia

    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

  • Schwendimann Peter 🚠🚡

    in the winter also very nice. The lake is sometimes frozen and you can ice skate

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    • August 11, 2019

  • Martin

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

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    • August 18, 2019

  • Martin

    Get to know the lake from another side

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    • August 18, 2019

  • Leela Schwartz

    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

  • Yvo In Den Bosch

    One of the most beautiful mountain lakes of Switzerland!

    • July 6, 2020

  • Christoph

    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

  • Christoph

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

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    • July 20, 2019

  • Chris

    Beautiful mountain lake. Simply fantastic here.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Fabian Kuenzel

    Absolutely beautiful lake surrounded by steep mountains

    • June 16, 2020

  • Bas Linssen

    Beautiful mountain lake in an overwhelming environment. Splendid!

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    • July 21, 2020

  • Christian K. & Miriam

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

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    • August 5, 2020

  • Christine Atelier im Knauer Garten

    Wonderful swimming lake!

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    • August 30, 2020

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


  • Elevation1,640 m

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