Oeschinen 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.
Surface elevation: 1,578 m
Area: 111 ha
Catchment area: 22 km²
Length: 1.6 km
Mean depth: 34 m
Frozen: December to May
Lake Oeschinen lies at the foot of the Blüemlisalp. Situated 1,578 meter above sea level, it is one of the larger Alpine Lakes. A gondola train leads from Kandersteg to a location near the lake. A half-hour walk across pastures and through pine forest takes you to the lake. The water in the lake warms up to 20 degree Celsius in the summer. Activities enjoyed here include rowing or riding on the summer toboggan run.
In the winter, ice fishing or the 3.5 kilometer long toboggan run from the lake to the gondola station are popular attractions People who love to swim, nature lovers and hikers can really enjoy themselves here.