Leisure activities

Lake Oeschinen toboggan run

If you love travelling fast, you’ll love the summer toboggan run at Lake Oeschinen.

The Oeschinensee summer toboggan run is an unforgettable experience for young and old alike. On a 750 metre-long track, you’ll cover a total height difference of approximately 150 metres at lightning speed. Alone or in pairs – it’s so much fun to zoom down the slope, letting your hair flutter back in the wind.

Once you and your toboggan have been pulled to the top, the fast-paced (or more gentle, if you like) ride can begin. Taking in a few tight bends and four huge ones, you’ll whizz on down to the conveyor belt 750 metres below, ready to be taken back to the top in comfort.

Children aged three and up can use the toboggan run with an adult, and can ride alone from the age of eight. For safety reasons, the toboggan run is only open in dry weather. The run is dried after any rainfall and is ready for use within just a few minutes.

The train takes you directly from Bern to Kandersteg. The toboggan run is located next to the mountain station of the Oeschinensee gondola.


Toboggan run

13 May to 16 June 2023 from 09.30 to 16.30 hours
17 June to 17 September 2023 from 09.00 to 17.30 hours
18 September to 22 October 2023 from 09.30 to 16.30 hours

The toboggan run is only open in dry weather. Following rainfall, the track will be dried if possible and re-opened.

Live status toboggan run

Gondola cableway

13 May to 16 June 2023 from 08.30 to 17.00 hours
17 June to 17 September 2023 from 08.30 to 18.00 hours
18 September to 22 October 2023 from 08.30 to 17.00 hours

Sports equipment (such as bicycles) will not be carried.


The restaurants are open during the operating times of the gondola cableway.


Subject to change without prior notice


Gondola cableway fares − July to November

  • CHF 22.00 Adults, one-way
  • CHF 30.00 Adults, return
  • CHF 11.00 Children (6-15.99 years ) / Half-Fare / GA, one-way
  • CHF 15.00 Children (6-15.99 years ) / Half-Fare / GA, , return

Rates tobogganing

  • CHF 6.00 1 ride
  • CHF 11.50 2 rides
  • CHF 17.00 3 rides
  • CHF 22.50 4 rides
  • CHF 28.00 5 rides


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

The ticket for the toboggan run can also be purchased online. With the QR code via cell phone or printed out, it goes directly through the turnstile onto the track.

MagicBlue Kandersteg

MagicBlue Kandersteg

Visit the three most popular excursion destinations in the Kandersteg region with the MagicBlue Pass and benefit from an attractive price reduction.

  • Lake Oeschinen
  • Arvenseeli on Sunnbüel
  • Allmenalp

BLS suggestion

You can reach the deep blue Lake Oeschinen from the mountain station in about 25 minutes on foot or in 10 minutes by electric scooter.

Grill Bag To Go

Without planning, thinking, packing and lugging... Why not leave your rucksack at home for a change and order your takeaway meal conveniently while you're on the move? All you have to do is pick up your grill bag filled with all kinds of delicacies at the Oeschinensee mountain restaurant.

Prices per person

  • CHF 35.00 Barbecue

Included in the price:

  • Firewood / eco grill bag
  • Bernese Oberland Bratwurst (veal/pork) or veggie sausage
  • Homemade bread
  • Mixed salad
  • Chips, tomatoes, mustard, etc.
  • Oeschi water

Order your barbecue on the day of arrival by 10.30 a.m. at the latest directly on site at Berghotel Oeschinensee or at


Take the UNESCO electric bus to the Lake Oeschinen

Those who would like to make a detour to Lake Oeschinen between toboggan rides can be driven comfortably to the lake and back again with the environmentally friendly electric bus.


13 May to 22 October 2023
from 11.00 to 16.30 hours (17.30 hours in high season)
Departures every 30 minutes

First trip from gondola cableway mountain station 11.00 hours
First trip from Berghotel Oeschinensee 11.30 hours

How to get there

Travel by train to Kandersteg. From Kandersteg station you can take the local bus or walk (15 minutes) to the Oeschinensee cable car station. The toboggan run is located near the top station.

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