Most Comprehensive Travel Guide For
Local Adventures Around The World

Download on iTunes Download on iTunes

Chill by the Oeschinen Lake

I can clearly name Oeschinen Lake as Switzerland’s best kept secret, and one of the most beautiful places on earth.

A pristine blue lake surrounded by the glacier, the mountains and pine forest. A heavenly experience. Oeschinen Lake is a lake in Bernese Oberland the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, 4 kilometres east of Kandersteg in the Oeschinen valley. 

Getting to the lake is a little tricky, as you have to walk across Kandersteg to wait in a long line for the lift. Walking up is a possibility, though it's fairly steep and difficult in winter  but a quick cable car ride from Kandersteg or a 2hr hike gets you to a lovely lagoon style lake set at approx 1500m.

You can slake your thirst and enjoy a light meal on the terrace of one of the bar/restaurants on the lakes edge, or you can hire a rowing boat if you have not had enough exercise already!

This mountain lake is definitely a must see, if you only have limited mobility you can still do the trip as there is an electric shuttle bus than runs from the upper gondola station to the edge of the lake.


Hike Hike
Photography Photography
Standup Paddling Standup Paddling


Alcoholic Beverages Alcoholic Beverages
Accepts Credit Cards Accepts Credit Cards
Child Friendly Child Friendly
Dog friendly Dog friendly
Lodge Nearby Lodge Nearby
Picnic Area Picnic Area
Parking Parking
Smoking Area Smoking Area

Live Weather

Temprature NOW: -5.16°C
Temprature Maximum: -2.49°C
wind Wind: 1.81
Humidity Humidity: 52%
Pressure Pressure: 1038(mb)
sunrise sunrise: 2023-02-05 06:48:15
sunset sunset: 2023-02-05 16:37:51

The article does not reflects the AWAYN's official views, and should NOT taken as editorial work