The city is the gateway to numerous nature experiences. Hiking in the surroundings of Lake Oeschinen, exploring the Gasterntal valley and hiking on the Blümlisalp ridge are just some of the many outdoor activities that await.

Nestled beautifully between the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, Kandersteg presents an unforgettable backdrop. The fresh Alpine air and picturesque surroundings make the town a paradise for nature lovers, hikers and ski enthusiasts.

Regardless of the season, Kandersteg is a destination with year-round activities. In winter there's skiing and snow sports, while summer offers hiking, climbing and cycling.

Experiences in Kandersteg

Gasterntal Valley

Explore the Gasterntal Valley, a hidden corner of paradise. Hiking through this valley rewards you with dramatic rock formations, lush meadows and a sense of secluded tranquillity.


Blümlisalp ridge

Hike or climb the Blümlisalp ridge and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. An experience that brings you closer to the majestic beauty of the Alpine peaks.


Dog sledding tours

In winter, take an adventurous dog sled ride through the snowy landscape of Kandersteg. The sound of sleigh bells and the sight of snow-covered trees create an atmosphere of pure winter magic.

Skiing in Oeschinensee

The Oeschinensee area offers a wide range of winter sports activities, from skiing to cross-country skiing. The well-groomed slopes and breathtaking scenery make it an ideal place for both experienced skiers and beginners.


Gourmet experiences

Treat your taste buds to Swiss delicacies at local restaurants and inns. Try cheese fondue or raclette and enjoy authentic Swiss dishes after a day of adventure.


The Senna Trail

The Sener Trail is a lovely summer hike that takes you through alpine meadows to the Sener (huts) and gives you an insight into the traditional Swiss country lifestyle.


Kandersteg is home to Europe's first Samaritan museum, telling the story of the origins and development of the Samaritan movement

Kandersteg is home to the Kandersteg International Scout Centre, a place that welcomes scouts from all over the world

The city's summer calendar includes music festivals, local markets and traditional events celebrating the culture and charm of the Alps


Kandersteg is a picturesque village located in the idyllic Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps

Kandersteg serves as a gateway to the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area is known for its impressive alpine landscapes, glaciers and unique biodiversity

The town retains a traditional Alpine charm with its characteristic wooden houses, cozy inns and the cultural pride of the locals

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