Picture of the Day: Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland
OESCHINEN LAKE, SWITZERLAND
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 oeschinsee.ch
To reach the lake, visitors take a gondola lift from Kandersteg and then hike 20 minutes by foot.