Lake in Switzerland


Oeschinensee, a clear glacial lake in Switzerland's Bernese Oberland, offers summer rowing, swimming, and winter ice fishing. Easily accessible via a cable car from Kandersteg.

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Oeschinensee in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland is a glacial lake surrounded by towering peaks. Known for its clear blue waters, it offers activities like rowing and swimming during summer and ice fishing in winter. The cable car from Kandersteg provides easy access to hiking trails with great views.

A popular hiking trail leads to Heuberg for panoramic views of the lake, making it a must-visit spot for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Oeschinensee Panorama Path is another trail worth exploring, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks. For those interested in winter activities, the frozen lake allows for ice fishing and skating.

Oeschinensee is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Jungfrau-Aletsch. Hiking is one of the most popular activities, with trails like Höh Aeschi offering breathtaking views. For a more adventurous experience, try mountain biking along designated paths or paragliding over the scenic landscape. In winter, the toboggan run from the lake down to Kandersteg offers a thrilling ride.

How to Get There

Take the train to Kandersteg, then a short bus ride followed by a cable car lift to get to the lake area. From the cable car station, several well-marked trails lead to various viewpoints and the lake itself. The cable car operates year-round but check the schedule as it may vary seasonally. For those who enjoy a bit of exercise, a hike from Kandersteg to Oeschinensee is also an option.

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