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Apr 29, 2010 - 8:28 AM
Hello, I've been orientating on a central location for my Swiss trip with my grandchildren here before and I managed to narrow it down to the Bernese Oberland. I think Spiez will be the base for our holidays.

Now I'm trying to find some activities for my grandchildren as well. We'll be train traveling, but not on all days. I happened to run into this place called Blausee and it looked like a fun place for little children. Can anyone confirm this? What can we do there? And is it possible to combine our visit with a short and easy hike?

Thank you again.
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Apr 29, 2010 - 10:15 AM
Hello Bernice,

We have been there with out children many times. From Spiez you can reach Blausee-Mitholz by train in about 30 minutes. The lake itself is quite small, very blue and the water is extremely pure and clear. Trouts are swimming around and you can see many petrified trees in the water. A small and free boat trip is fun for children. You can visit a trout nursery and they keep some animals. There is a restaurant where you can also buy trouts to grill them on public fireplaces. There's also a small playgroud for children.
The surrounding nature is very nice, the part with woods and rocks even have a mysterious atmosphere (to my taste that is). Small hikes are possible even with youger children going slightly up and down. The river Kander is very near.
You might consider visiting Riegelsee zoo (outisde the premises of the lake), about 1 km. to the north.

Enjoy your stay,
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Apr 29, 2010 - 10:26 AM
Hi Bernice, I'd say that a visit to the Blausee is a very nice day trip for children. I've been there as a child often and I still love it, although it's definitely a tourist spot. The surrounding forest is indeed, as Wandermann says, a bit mysterious and the deep-blue lake is beautiful. Hikes can be made in the woods. If your grandchildren are up for a longer walk, you may even start in Frutigen and walk to Blausee through the valley. This is a nice, quiet trail with hardly any descents or ascents.

Enjoy your stay!
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Apr 30, 2010 - 7:00 AM
There is no train service to Blausee (except for one very early morning train). To get there you have to take the train from Spiez to Frutigen and then transfer to a bus to Blausee. Swiss Passes are honered on the bus.
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May 1, 2010 - 3:53 AM
Thank you all for your replies! Well, a visit to Blausee with my grandchildren seems to be a very good plan. And thank you for your tip on transport, Dick. I think we'll try to hike there from Frutigen, but on our way back we'll probably go by bus and train, so it's good to know how this must be done.


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