Beautiful Oeschinen Lake – Kandersteg, Switzerland
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.
Oeschinen Lake is a lake in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, 4 kilometres east of Kandersteg in the Oeschinen valley. At an elevation of 1,578 metres, it has a surface area of 1.1147 square kilometres. Its maximum depth is 56 metres. The lake is fed through a series of mountain creeks and drains underground.
The lake is generally frozen during five months, from December to May. From time to time ice skating is possible on the ice.
Fish in the lake include Arctic char (Seesaibling), lake trout (Kanadische Seeforelle), rainbow trout (Regenbogenforelle). From January to March, ice fishing is popular.
A gondola lift from Kandersteg leads to Oeschinen, 25 minutes by foot from the lake.
Since 2007 the lake is part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage Site.