1Oeschinen Lake is a lake in Bernese Oberland 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.The Oeschinensee, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Swiss Alps, lies nestled beneath the sheer cliffs and rugged flanks of a stunning cirque of 3,000-meter peaks. Glaciers, clinging to the peak’s upper slopes, spawn streams coalescing into waterfalls that tumble into the lake. This great loop trail offers wonderful views of the Oeschinensee and the glacial cirque, dominated by the Blüemlisalp, Oeschinenhorn, Fründenhorn and Doldenhorn, from a variety of different perspectives.The day starts with a scenic gondola ride from Kandersteg to the edge of the hanging valley cradling the Oeschinenee. A half-hour walk through pretty meadows and pine forests leads to the lakeshore where great views open to the magnificent wall of peaks encircling the pristine lake.From the lakeshore, a scenic trail ascends along the north side of the lake, crossing the inlet stream and then climbs steeply to the small alp of Ober Bergli. Views along the way encompass the high peaks towering above the south and east sides of the lake. At the alp the trail turns northwest and then west, contouring high above the north side of the lake.

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