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Country Country-Switzerland Switzerland
Canton Bern (BE) Bern (BE)
Altitude Altitude 1200m - 1580m
Speaking Languages Speaking-Languages German
Official Website Official-Website http://www.kanders...
Near Airport nearest-airport Bern Airport
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Kandersteg is a farming village located at 1200 metres above sea level just in the heart of the Swiss Alps, in the Bernese Oberland. It proudly extends all along the valley of Kander, which will impress you with its magnificent mountain scenery.

It is the perfect destination to get closely acquainted with the surrounding Swiss mountains and explore the traditional Alpine rural lifestyle.

During a holiday in Kandersteg, you will discover the traditional appearance of Swiss cosy villages. It is characterised by wooden chalets, homey restaurants, Alpine meadows and valleys, which create a picture of wild heaven. All that beauty will amaze the vacationers with different tastes and preferences.

Nowadays, Kandersteg is a touristic centre that provides its visitors with a variety of mountain hostels, apartments, chalet-style hotels and campsites. There’s a wide diversity of restaurants, where you can taste traditional Swiss and local cuisine.

The unique landscape welcomes visitors all year round for Kandersteg hiking and mountain climbing, as well as downhill and cross-country skiing.

The village is a real paradise for skiers during the winter months because of the wide ski pistes, which suit the best skiers right down to the beginners, with indoor and outdoor ice rinks. It also provides snowshoe trails, and skate runs on the snow if you’re looking for something different.

In summer, it becomes an absolute wonderland for hikers by offering walking paths for hundreds of kilometres.

Kandersteg’s village is also famous for its International Scout Centre, which welcomes about 12000 scouts and guides each year from all around the world.

AlpExcursion offers you one of its private trips to the superb resort of Aeschi in Bernese Oberland. Later, the gondola lift will raise you to Kandersteg, where the breathtaking views unfold. Upon arrival, all you have to do is relax in nature's embrace and enjoy fishing on Lake Oeschinensee. Equip your fishing kit and spend one of the best days relaxing in the natural atmosphere.

Kandersteg provides its tourists with unlimited activity choices, spectacular scenes, and a peaceful environment to ensure more enjoyable holidays.

Below you can find a sightseeing list for Kandersteg:

  • Sunnbuel (Sun Bowl) – A hiking trail all along the lush meadows and a popular ski area in the winter seasons, accessible by a cable car.
  • Allmenalp via Ferrata –A challenging trail and paradise for adventure lovers who wish to climb a 350 - metre high wall.
  • Gasterntal Hotel – Enjoy a romantic stay in the mountain hotel with countless opportunities for active exercises.
  • Oeschinen Lake (Oeschinensee) – Reachable by a gondola lift and offers fascinating views of the surrounding mountains with an opportunity of fishing. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees Celsius in summer, so you can even swim here.
  • Blausee Nature Park – The clear, pure lake in the valley of Kander, among the famous tourist destinations.
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