Hiking & nature

Oeschinensee-Heuberg circular hiking trail

By foot from the Oeschinensee mountain station to the Heuberg viewpoint

A breathtaking panorama awaits you after your ascent to the Heuberg viewpoint. It’s worth spending some time at this magnificent location before descending through Alpine meadows back to Oeschinensee. The walk is one of Switzerland’s loveliest hiking trails.

Hiking trail

Mountain hike over Mount Heuberg by Lake Oeschinen

This challenging walk begins by Oeschinen mountain station and initially takes you along a steep mountain slope towards Oberbärgli. The path is narrow and hemmed in by several brooks. It is vital to be sure-footed and free from vertigo. Good shoes are crucial. Along the way, there are breathtaking views of the fascinating mountainscape of the Swiss Alps to be enjoyed.

The descent from Oberbärgli to Unterbärgli is a real challenge! A steep path hewn into the mountainside leads down to the lake. The path back to the Oeschinen mountain station is then very comfortable by comparison.

Key figures

Walking rout Oeschinen mountain station –Oberbärgli–Unterbärgli–Oeschinen mountain station
Distance 8.4 km
Elevation difference 492 hm
Walking time 3 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty level Medium

Availability Today (Tuesday) open

Circular hiking trail

The route can be followed from early June to mid- to late October depending on weather conditions.

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

Rates Gondelbahn

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
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


Take the UNESCO electric bus to the Oeschinensee mountain lake

By far the easiest way to reach the lovely Oeschinensee mountain lake is by the environmentally friendly electric bus.


8 May to 24 October 2021
from 11.00 to 17.00 hours (18.00 hours in high season)
Departures every 30 minutes.

First trip from Berghotel Oeschinensee 11.00 hours
First trip from gondola cableway mountain station 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 circular hike starts directly at the mountain station. Follow the signs to "Heuberg".

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