Bernese Oberland

From Kandersteg it's a scenic 5km hike up to the Blausee – named after its startling shade of blue – and its nature park. The restaurant on its shore serves the organic trout caught here. Bus 230 also runs here hourly from the station (Sfr6.80, 11 minutes)

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Bernese Oberland attractions

1. Oeschinensee

3.71 MILES

Mountains rise like natural ramparts above the impossibly turquoise Oeschinensee, where you can fish, stroll, swim or hire a row boat. A cable car takes…

2. Bond World 007


The interactive Bond World 007 exhibition here at Schilthorn, where several scenes from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service were shot, gives you the chance to…

3. Skyline Walk

9.43 MILES

A head for heights is a prerequisite for this eyrie-like viewpoint at Birg. The glass-and-steel platform dangles above a precipice, providing dizzying…

4. Faulensee

9.92 MILES

The formerly top-secret bunkers at Faulensee were built to house troops defending Thun, Spiez and the Lötschberg railway. During summer, they’re open to…

5. Gemmibahn

10.46 MILES

This cable car whisks walkers up to the Gemmi Pass (2322m), clearly visible high above town, in next to no time. From the top, Lake Dauben and the…

6. Schloss Spiez

10.88 MILES

This turreted medieval castle is smothered in oil paintings of its former masters, the influential von Bubenburg and von Erlach families. But it’s the…

7. Allmendhubel

10.91 MILES

In summer the Allmendhubel funicular takes you above Mürren to a panoramic restaurant and the Skyline Chill relaxation area, where funky wave-shaped…

8. Heimat und Rebbaumuseum

10.97 MILES

This attractive 18th-century wooden chalet showcases exhibits on wine cultivation. The best time to actually taste local tipples is at the Läset-Sunntig…