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Hiking with the family

Whether in the village or in the excursion destinations around Kandersteg - we welcome children and families. There is nothing like going out to discover the many attractions of our region!

Children's and nature playgrounds

The area around Kandersteg offers many natural playgrounds which invite children to explore and let off steam! You will find these in the Oeschiwald, by the Schulhaus (school house), next to the Tea Room Marmotte, the Kander and Alpstübli Restaurant, at Oeschinensee,Sunnbüel as well as at the Hotel Ermitage, Hotel des Alpes, the Blauseeand also in the Gasterntal.

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Picnic spots / barbecue sites

Why not surprise your children during a hike with a really special break! Whether a picnic in one of our picnic areas or a hot meal around a camp fire - your children will love it! Barbecue sites can be found in the Oeschiwald, on the banks of the Oeschinensee, in the Gasterntal as well as by the Blausee. Limited wood stocks are available, but we recommend you bring your own firewood.

Vita Parcours in the Oeschiwald

A gravel path through the forest with various exercises for strength, endurance and coordination. A welcome diversion for children and adults alike! The individual stations are signposted and the intensity can be adjusted to suit your own ability level.

Swimming & play pool

Why not visit our swimming and play pool, which is heated every day to 26°C! Water slide, non-swimmers' pool, roofed entry, table tennis, darts and much more! Open daily from the end of May until September; price reduction with the guest card!

Indoor swimming pool

The indoor swimming pool in the Alfa Soleil hotel may also be used by non-hotel guests on request. There is also a large public indoor swimming pool at the sports centre in Frutigen. The admission price list for the indoor pool as well as the timetables for trains to Frutigen are available in the Information Centre.

Cycles / E-bikes

How do you fancy a bicycle or an electric bike tour in our beautiful region? You could go out of the valley in the direction of Spiez or up the mountain to the Gasterntal or Ueschinental. You can get a wide variety of suggested routes at the Information Centre. Bicycles or E-bikes can be rented at Grossen Sport or at the railway station.


As a special experience, we recommend a trip on a rowing boat on Oeschinensee. Boats can be rented from the Berghaus next to the lake. You can also take a short boat trip against a unique natural backdrop on the Blausee. Discover the mystical blue lake from a unique perspective with a glass-bottomed boat!

Toboggan run

The summer toboggan run at the mountain station of Oeschinensee is very popular with young and old alike! The toboggan run is open daily in dry weather.

Junior Card

The Junior Card from the SBB allows all children up to 16 years, when accompanied by their parents, to travel free on all rail, bus and boat routes in Switzerland for a whole year (except for ski subscriptions and some private railways). The card is available at Kandersteg train station.


Many interesting books in various languages and for all age groups can be borrowed from the library next to Hotel Bernerhof. Lending is free with the guest card - an offer which you should definitely take up!

Village and Scouting Museum

There are lots of interesting things to discover and admire in the museum of Kandersteg. The Scouting Museum is integrated with it. This tells the story of the history of the International Scouting Centre. The museums are open from Monday to Friday, 2 - 5 pm.


Two courts opposite the train station. Reservations can be made in the Alpine Centre (Tel. +41 (0)33 675 01 01) or the Info Centre (+41 (0)33 675 80 80).