Mar 8, 2014

Picture of the Day: Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland




Oeschinen Lake switzerland

Photograph by STEFFEN SAUDER


Located in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland is the beautiful Oeschinen Lake. The lake is situated at an elevation of 1,578 metres (5,177 ft), has a surface area of 1.1147 square kilometres (0.4304 sq mi) and its maximum depth is 56 metres (184 ft). Oeschinen is fed through a series of mountain creeks and is usually frozen from December to May.

Oeschinen, which is part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn area, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. The area is a popular destination for hikers, skiers and fishers. You can find more tourist information at

To reach the lake, visitors take a gondola lift from Kandersteg and then hike 20 minutes by foot.



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