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Oeschinen Lake

Kandersteg 3718, Switzerland
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True bliss!

We spent 6 hours hiking up in a mountains, it was not easy, but definitely worth it. I have never... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TheMysteryUser
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Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Lovely hike!

The cable car was not working when we came in December (not sure from when to when they close in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LauraVal89
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Medan, Indonesia
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Oeschinensee is accessible by foot from Kandersteg within 1.5 hours. The cable car operates in summer and winter season daily from mornings till evenings - non stop. In summer enjoy swimming in the lake, boat rides on the blue and clear water or just have fun with the toboggan run at the top station of the cable car. Several hotels around the lake offer rooms in summer. Restaurants are open in winter and summer. The region belongs to the Unesco heritage Jungfrau-Aletsch.
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“cable car” (55 reviews)
“beautiful place” (11 reviews)
“rowing boat” (9 reviews)
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Kandersteg 3718, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 6 hours hiking up in a mountains, it was not easy, but definitely worth it. I have never seen such beauty in my life. Mountains, the colors of the lake, we even met a few mountain goats on the way up! The nature...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cable car was not working when we came in December (not sure from when to when they close in winter). But we had a beautiful hike instead! The view totally beautiful, made hiking in that freezing weather was worth it. Just need to ensure...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the gondola ride up to the top from Kandersteg. It was about $25 per person to go up and down. Some people hike up but in winter we were not sure how it would go. The ride up was very quick. The view...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Just beautiful, take the trip up early in tie morning and see the fog off the lake then sun shine and turn it blue. It's lovely. Pack you own picnic or eat at the restaurant up on top. Enjoyable either way.

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

This place is so beautiful. I love seeing the snow capped mountains. What a highlight to go on a toboggan ride in the mountains. I want to come skiing here now. I am very thankful they had a locker at the top so I could...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

A beautiful, serene place, visited with about 20cm of snow, the lake was very quiet and it was a very nice place to calm down and rest. Worth the walk up from Kandersteg.

Thank Niels D
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We visited Oeschinensee in mid-October, and were lucky to have a clear sunny day. We took the train from Thun to Kandersteg early in the morning to beat the crowds (which was a good choice), and then got the cable car up to Oeschinensee as...More

Thank mmmill
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Climate was perfect for long trekking path. We also had the chance for tasting our New baby stroller on that rock path but you May go up by cable car and walk the path to reach the lake and if the service bus driver accepts...More

Thank Umurcan Z
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We spent a blue sky Sunday at Oeschinensee. We drove there, parked the car (5 CHF) and the took the cable car to the top (half fare card valid). Then we walked down to the lake (about 40min with two strollers). By the lake there...More

Thank johan6688
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

An exceptionally beautiful lake in a country filled with exceptionally beautiful lakes, the Oeschinensee (Lake Oeschinen) is set against a backdrop of the Bernese Overland, dominated by the towering Bluemlisalp. Ambitious hikers can continue their climb to a number of high mountain huts, while the...More

Thank Richard G
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Dane R
5 December 2017|
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Response from LCWW | Reviewed this property |
May will likely be too warm to see snow on the mountains surrounding Oeschinensee, but there may be some snow on top of the higher mountains near Kandersteg.
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mewlz
30 August 2017|
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Response from acrowe2015 | Reviewed this property |
You should be in luck. Rain forecast from tomorrow (sept 1st) and snow level drops to 2000m, so the picturesque backdrop to your photos should be at your disposal ;-)
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chicagolaw
27 June 2017|
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Response from largefamilymummy | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. Unsure about toboggan run or cost and what is included, I know my daughter went on last year and it was certainly thrilling, she nearly ended up in the road at the bottom.....but fabulous fabulous place... More
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