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Fun on the water – Oeschinen Lake

Swimming, fishing, a turn at the oars on a rowing boat – Oeschinen Lake has everything you need for a perfect summer excursion

Rent a rowing boat and explore the lake as a romantic outing, or to send out a fishing line. Maybe you’ll be lucky and land a fish. Discover the untouched nature around Oeschinen Lake while swimming, fishing and boating. Let your soul unwind and enjoy the stunning views of the Blüemlisalp massif.


Boat rental

Let your soul unwind out on the lake.

People have been taking romantic rowing boat rides on the lake for some 120 years. And to this day, time stands still on a boat trip on Oeschinen Lake. Sit down, cast off and forget the world.


Fishing on the mountain lake

Fishing is a year-round activity out on picturesque Oeschinen Lake. Practice (and patience) makes perfect, as mountain lake fishing is a discipline all of its own. The time of day and the weather are critical to your success.

Try your luck! Day and weekly passes can be purchased from the restaurants on Oeschinen Lake, and fishing boats can be rented from the Berghaus am Oeschinensee. Just remember that you will need to bring equipment such as grubs, worms, hooks and rods with you. The Mountain Lakes Fishing Law of the Canton of Bern applies when fishing on Oeschinen Lake.


Swimming in the lake

Enjoy a refreshing dip in the clear mountain lake. The water is very clean, but very cold throughout most of the year. In high summer, however, the water temperature can reach 20°C, making it a very popular place to swim. Simple bathing areas with pebble beaches can be found on the southern and western banks of the lake. Infrastructure such as changing huts is not available.

Availability Today (Thursday) open

Rowing boats

8 May to 24 October 2021
Boats available during the operating times of the gondola cableway and only in fair weather.

Gondola cableway

8 May to 11 June 2021 from 08.30 to 17.00 hours
12 June to 27 September 2021 from 08.30 to 18.00 hours
28 September to 24 October 2021 from 08.30 to 17.00 hours
25 October to 18 December 2021 closed

Sports equipment (such as bicycles) will only be carried during the first and last hours of operation.


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

Rowing boat rental

  • CHF 28.00 Rowing boat 1 hour
  • CHF 17.00 Rowing boat 30 minutes
  • CHF 37.00 Fishing boat 1/2 day
  • CHF 71.00 Fishing boat 1/1 day

Fishing patents

  • CHF 32.00 Adults
  • CHF 20.00 Children up to 15.99 years


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

MagicBlue Kandersteg

Deep-blue Lake Oeschinen lying in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hidden Arven lakes on Sunnbüel, and the inviting Allmenalp above its four waterfalls. It’s not only the MagicBlue Pass that raises the curtain on these three natural stages in Kandersteg. Because hotel guests can now also enjoy excursions to the magic of the Alps without any worries – from three overnight stays in Kandersteg, mountain transport is included in the price. 

  • MagicBlue-Pass 1 PASS, 2 LAKES, 3 CABLE CARS (Oeschinensee, Sunnbüel, Allmenalp)
  • MagicBlue + From just 3 overnight stays, enjoy MagicBlue experiences for free.

BLS suggestion Picnic baskets / Barbecue kit

Picnic Basket, Grill Bag To Go or Fondue 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 picnic basket filled with all kinds of delicacies at the Oeschinensee mountain restaurant.

Prices per person, available from 2 pers.

  • CHF 33.00 Standard picnic basket
  • CHF 49.00 Deluxe picnic basket
  • CHF 35.00 Barbecue


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

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. From the mountain station you will reach Lake Oeschinen in about 20 minutes on foot or in 10 minutes by electric bus.

Weather & webcam Today: showers 13/10°

Today showers 13/10°
Tomorrow overcast, light rain 5/7°
Saturday sunny -2/8°
Sunday sunny -1/12°

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