"Kandersteg's Gem" Oeschinensee by Rhondaj

Oeschinensee Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 48 photos

A Must See

You can hike up from Kandersteg to the lake on well-marked paths or go the fun way-the chairlift. We chose the chairlift! It cost us about 15 CHF roundtrip. (Using our Kandersteg Guest Card and Swiss Rail Passes for a reduction.) Our daughter's child fare was less. This scenic ride takes about 10 beautiful minutes. (hint: sit on the right side of the two seater chair for the best picture taking seat.) The chair actually goes up the mountain sideways. Once you are at the top it is about a 20 min. walk to the lake. Most of it on even grade.

For us, the lake is a beautiful sight.
For the fishermen, a source of income or perhaps their own dinner.
For the cows, a source of drinking and bathing water.

Look at this beautiful lavender butterfly I captured on film on our walk back to the chairlift! (My husband gets impatient with all my animal/plant pics...He wants to keep on walking so he can equal or beat all those walking-time sign posts! ;-)

  • Last visit to Oeschinensee: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2006 at 3:25 PM

    an interesting part of Switzerland that I missed so far... maybe in 2006

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2004 at 3:08 PM

    Its beauty never ceased to delight me for each of 3 visits here - last time we hiked up - never again! That rodelbahn sounds hilarious!


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