This is perhaps the ultimate idyllic Bernese Oberland village. Kandersteg is a picture-perfect setting in the mountains with lush meadows and mountain streams and a village centre characterised by traditional wooden buildings and cosy restaurants. A favourite spot for walkers, the area boasts a huge number of marked trails, taking in some truly beautiful alpine scenery and the deep blue lakes of Oeschinensee and Blausee.
Mountain biking is also popular and during the summer months the 750m toboggan run is great fun. Kandersteg is on the route of the Lotschberg Regio Express, so it is easy to take a scenic journey north to Spiez on Lake Thun, or south to Brig and the Aletsch Glacier.
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Where to stay
Our handpicked Kandersteg hotel
What to see and do
There is some spectacular scenery to be enjoyed, all within easy reach of Kandersteg. Famous alpine locations such as Sunnbüel, Gemmi and Blümlisalp are waiting to be explored, with their mountain restaurants and panoramic walking trails. The romantic mountain lakes of Oeschinensee and Blausee, fed by the purest glacier water, are a must see. You can take a scenic trip on the steepest PostBus route in the country, or visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jungfrau Aletsch Glacier.
There is an easy rail journey down to Spiez or Interlaken and from these resorts you can take a cruise on sparkling Lake Thun or enjoy mountain visits at Niederhorn and Harder Kulm. Please click here for our summary of the best the region has to offer.
Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Take a day to visit the amazing Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier with a stunning mountain rail journey to the Jungfraujoch and awesome views across the glacier from the summit. Nearby Oeschinensee actually lies within the Jungfrau UNESCO World Heritage area. You can also reach the beautifully historic Old Town of Bern from Kandersteg. Find more Swiss World Heritage Sites here.
Explore the region with our great value travel passes
Our holidays include the Half Fare Card, which entitles you to a 50% discount on most rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland.
If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! The Swiss Travel Pass is also available and we will be delighted to help you choose the one that's right for you. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice.
Scenic rail holidays from Kandersteg
Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.
Kandersteg is on the route of the Lötschberg Regio Express for Bern or Brig, where you can connect to the famous Glacier Express to St. Moritz. You can also take the short transfer to Spiez to join the GoldenPass Line/Luzern-Interlaken Express (for Montreux or Lucerne).
If you prefer to be based solely in Kandersteg, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed locally. We can tailor make any itinerary you choose, please contact us for details on 0800 619 1200.