Hiking & nature

Excursion destination: Blausee Lake

Visiting mystical Blausee Lake

In the middle of paradise lies an incomparable nature park with a small blue lake. The Blausee lake, a very special pearl in the Bernese Oberland with imposing nature, excellent restaurant, organic trout farm and romantic walks.

Despite its small size, Blausee Lake is one of the best-known mountain lakes in Switzerland. The lake is located in a 20-hectare wooded nature park with walking paths, campfire spots and picnic areas. The water in the lake is crystal clear because it comes from underground sources. Tree trunks and boulders that extend as much as 12 metres down into the lake appear to be only just under the surface.

According to legend, the lake’s blue colour comes from the blue eyes of a young maiden who walked into the lake because she was grieving the death of her beloved. Ever since then, the lake has remained blue in memory of the sad and unlucky maiden. A sculpture made by the artist Raffael Fuchs in 1998 lies in the lake and pays tribute to the legend and the maiden.

Travel comfortably by train to Frutigen, and from there take bus no. 230 to the «Blausee BE» stop.

The Nature Park Blausee

The surounding area of the Blausee has a lot in store: A mystic nature park, with walkways, fireplaces, picknick areas and a playground for the kids. Discover the Blausee museum or the lake with our glass-bottom boat – all that in the middle of a unique backdrop.

The offer at a glance

Park area

  • 20 ha of park area (traffic free)
  • big parking lot (200m walkway to the Blausee)
  • boat trip on the lake with a glass-bottom boat (summer only)
  • romantic walkways
  • picknick areas with fireplaces and firewood
  • playground for kids
  • shop with trout products and giftso
  • only our trouts are allowed to swim in the Blausee
  • Fishing at Blausee is forbidden

Restaurants

  • Well looked after restaurant (GaultMillau 13 points evening menu)
  • Café (directly on the lake)
  • Water house (spring - autumn, only in good weather)

Hotel

  • 21 individual hotelrooms with a total of 39 beds
  • The hotel is classified as a three star unique hotel

Spa

  • sauna, samarium, steamed grotto, whirlpool and bathtub garden

Alpine trout farm

  • free visit of the alpine trout farm

Diving (November to March)

  • The bucket list highlight for every diver. You can find more information here.

Opening times Today (Tuesday) open

The Blausee Lake nature park is open all year round from 09.00 to 21.00 hours.

Subject to change without prior notice

Gastronomic experience

In the Blue Lake Nature Park you can not only admire a mystical place, but also eat well and taste regional products. 

Opening hours restaurant

The opening hours of the restaurant Blausee vary.
Blausee Nature Park and Café Blausee are open daily.

Reservation recommended 

Sunday Brunch in winter

Every Sunday from November to March, you can enjoy a sumptuous brunch buffet at Blausee Lake, with many delicacies from the valley and the organic fish farm, along with home-made Blausee cuisine. Reservation required

Opening hours

From 5 November 2023 to 17 March 2024
Every Sunday from 09.00 to 14.00 hours

Price

  • CHF 49.00 Adults
  • CHF 21.00 Children aged 6-12
  • Free of charge Children up to the age of 5

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

Spa & Dine

Combine rest and relaxation in the Hotel Blausee spa with a drink and snack at the Cheminée fireplace and a fabulous 3-course meal in a restaurant that’s won several Awards. Reservation required.

And even more

Other catering options:

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train to Frutigen, and from there take bus no. 230 to the «Blausee BE» stop.

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