Oeschinensee is one of the most beautiful hikes we’ve done in Switzerland. We hope the pictures and maps in this guide will help others discover this blue gem hidden in the Swiss Alps.
The lake is about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) east of Kandersteg village at 1,578 meters above the sea level. It is named Oeschinen and “see” stands for the “lake.” We learned about it from our local Airbnb host.
This scenic hike along the blue lake is hard to describe in words, so here is how I’d summarize it in a picture.