Hiking at Oeschinen Lake should be squeezed into your Switzerland trip. This mountain lake in the Swiss Alps is a true eye-catcher and scores with its beautiful colour and its mountaineous surroundings. In this blog post, we will give you the info on the hikes you can do in this area.
SEE ALSO: The Most Beautiful Lakes in Switzerland
Hiking at Oeschinen Lake
Your day-trip should start at this cute resort-village called Kandersteg. From Zurich it is a 2h 10min car drive or if you travel by train it's a 2h 35min long ride. Once there, have a walk around and make your first impression of this beautiful place.
When you arrive at the train station in Kandersteg, make sure to follow the signs for the Oeschinen lake (German: Oeschinensee) cable car. Once you reach it, you have the choice - taking the cable car one way with a price of 18.00 or both ways for 26.00 Swiss francs. Here is the whole price list. Also check the webcam for the weather conditions and the opening hours. Please note that the cable car ride is only available from mid-May to mid-October.
1# Cable Car & Trail to the Oeschinen Lake & Return by Cable Car
This is the hike the majority of people do when exploring the area. It's the fastest and the easiest. Suitable for all age groups.
Duration: 1 - 1.5 h, from the end station of the cable car to the Oeschinen Lake: 25 min
Highlight: Being close to the lake. Chilling out at the shore or having a coffee or a traditional Swiss meal in the restaurant nearby.
A glimpse of the nature when walking the path to the Oeschinen Lake.
...THIS is the scenery you get when arriving at the Oeaschinen lake. Isn't it beautiful?
Do you see this small points on the lake? These are boats. Yes, it is possible to rent a boat and enjoy the beauty right on this turquoise water!
2# The Panorama Trail
Another hike, we trully recommend is the one from the final station of the cable car via Läger to Oberbergli and Unterbergli. More infos here.
Duration: 3 h
Highlight: Views over the lake from above. Three pics from this hike are shown below.
Wondering what camera we use to make these photos? Here's the link.
3# Cable car & Walk down
Duration: 2.5 h for the whole route. From the cable car station to the Oeschinen Lake - 25 min.
Highlight: Being close to the lake. Beautiful views when walking down to the village of Kandersteg.
Where to Stay at Oeschinen Lake
The Oeschinen Lake is a perfect day-trip in the Swiss Alps. We guarantee you, you will keep this day in your memory for the rest of your life. Oh, and if you need a place to stay we recommend the Hotel Ermitage or if you're looking for a prestige hotel: Waldhotel Doldenhorn.
What hikes did you do when spending the time at Oeaschinen lake? Please let is know in the comments below.