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HS412
HS412
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Aug 16, 2021 - 8:16 PM

Hello all -

My trip is coming up quite quickly - I am planning to be in Switzerland from August 29th to September 5th. While I wish it could be longer, only a few of those days are scheduled for sightseeing, the rest are for business.

In finalizing my plans for the Bernese Oberland (base: Murren), I came across Oeschinensee. Wondering whether it is worth it to head there on the way into the Bernese Oberland or on the way out (headed to Lausanne)? If I were to go, I would do the Panorama Hike.

My other planned hikes (assuming good weather) are:

- Schynige Platte

- North Face with Sprutz waterfall (Murren)

- Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg then Eiger Trail from Eigergletscher to Alpiglen

- Lauterbrunnen Valley

I have a half day to fill (6-7 hours including transport) - I was considering First/Bachalpsee (concerned about crowds and weather) or Pfingstegg to Baregg hut. But, Oeschinensee seems like a much better lake option than Bachalpsee, weather permitting.

Thoughts?

Thank you!

H

Anna
Anna
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Aug 17, 2021 - 8:09 AM in reply to HS412

Hi H,

If you are based in Mürren, the practical option if you have time constraint is obviously to hike from First to Bachalpsee or Pfingstegg to Baregg Hut. To get to Oeschinensee from Mürren involves taking a 2-hour train journey to Kandersteg and then a cable car up, so is best done as a day trip. Grindelwald is just on the other side of the valley from Mürren and easily accessible with the train. You can plan your journey using the SBB timetable: www.myswissalps.com/timetable

Regards,

Anna

Last modified on Aug 17, 2021 - 12:41 PM by Anna
Xpresso
Xpresso
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Aug 17, 2021 - 11:54 AM in reply to Anna

My dad and I once hiked from Mürren to Kandersteg (spending the night in the mtns along the way) and the coolest view I’ve ever seen in my life (partly because I was tired and delirious by then lol) was crossing the mountains and finding Oeschinensee below. Amazing! So I know the hike around it would be great as well. I had it on my itinerary for the last month when my family was there but honestly it was 90%- 100% rain every single time I checked even when other towns had good weather. I adjusted my trip several times in the middle of our travels based on weather and Kandersteg just never cleared up enough to make the detour. Next time…

Anna
Anna
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Aug 17, 2021 - 12:40 PM in reply to Xpresso

Hi Xpresso,

That's a shame, but yes the weather has been really wet this summer :(

Oeschinensee is one of my favourite mountain lakes. We make it a point to visit each summer but this year the weather has been windy, wet and unpredictable.

Hope you get to visit Kandersteg in your next trip.

Regards,

Anna

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