We have always wondered if the fairies with the magical powers ever inhabited Switzerland years ago. Every place we visit in Switzerland has astonished us and made us wonder if they really exist. Most of the places in Switzerland look like they have been taken right out of some fairytale and the Blausee and Oeschinensee are no exceptions.
With a travel time of little more than an hour from Bern and a couple of hours from Zurich makes these two beautiful lakes in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland a favorite destination for day trippers to spend a day soaking in the magical wonders.
Train to Frutigen and then a bus to Kandersteg would take you the stop Blausee.
We bought our tickets from a counter in a small souvenir shop and started our walk through the stroller friendly paved paths of the forest.
The first glimpse of the lake was absolutely stunning and left us in complete awe of the beauty.
Blausee (blue lake in English) is a crystal-clear deep blue lake in the Kander valley of Bernese Oberland. The Lake sits in a breathtaking backdrop of towering pine forest.
There is a legend that the lake color changed to an intense deep blue shade of the eyes of the young woman who drowned in the lake while mourning for her lost love. There is a statue of the young woman in the lake carved by sculptor Raphael Fuchs in her memory.
You can take a walk around the lake through the paved paths, rocks, and the bridges or take a ride on the glass-bottom boat included in the entry ticket for an enthralling experience of the mesmerizing lake and the surrounding forest.
On the other end of the lake is a large playground with swings and slides where Chhavi had her share of fun.
It is also a perfect picnic spot with several tables and the barbecue grills with wood provided in the park. We had forgotten to unload our bag of the eggs we bought from grocery shopping the previous day. This struck an idea to experiment with cooking eggs on the grill.
It was great fun and they even turned out to be delicious. Many intrigued onlookers would turn up every now and then and check if the eggs were cooked and how they tasted. Am sure they are going to give it a try next time.
There is also a restaurant in the park for the ones not interested in the barbecue option.
After our Blausee adventure, we next headed to Oeschinen Lake. We took the same bus from Blausee stop and continued our journey to Kandersteg.
The route to gondola station from Kandersteg bus stop runs through green meadows and lovely chalets surrounded by rocky cliffs.
A bunch of colorful paragliders sailed above us.
Oschenensee is at a height of 1,578 meters above sea level.
There is a sled run with a 750m long track next to the gondola station, which is great fun for kids. Walk through the pastures and pine forests for around 20 minutes or alternatively, take the minibus. The small road to the lake is stroller accessible. The first view of the lake was a sheer bliss and we instantly knew it was going to be the best.
Oeschinen Lake is a lake in the Oeschinen valley of the Bernese Oberland. High mountains surround the Lake on all sides. The lake is generally frozen during winter months. There is an option for row boating in the lake. The boat accommodating four people at a time is a great way to spend some delightful time on calm waters amidst the soaring mountains.
There is a restaurant with food and stay options available.
By the time, it was late afternoon weather started getting colder and the lake was completely covered by clouds hence, we decided to head back before the weather turned worse.
We returned back home and as always browsed through the pictures taken from the trip accompanied by a hot cup of evening tea.
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