On the way from Zermatt to Interlaken, we decided to stop by at Kandersteg. The initial plan was to visit Oeschinen Lake, which was said to be amongst the most beautiful lake in Swiss. However, little that we know the cable car was not in operation on the day we came. (Check the cable car time table here: http://www.oeschinensee.ch/en/summer/cable-car/).
Feeling a little bit frustrated, we googled for any other attractions nearby Kandersteg. Blausee came up the search list. It was just about 10 minutes drive from the Kandersteg Station. As we arrived Blausee, we parked our car and paid an entrance fee of CHF7/ per person at the counter inside of the giftshop.
Gift shop. Buy your ticket inside.
If I remember correctly, it was the cheapest ticket price we paid for in Swiss. That too, with an inclusive of a 15-minutes boatride! We had to walk about 5minutes from the ticket counter, following the paved track passing the woods.
I was strucked with amazement the first time I laid my eyes on the greenish blue lake. Subhanallahi wa bihamdih, Subhanallahil ‘Adzim. The water was very clear and we even saw trout fishes at the subsurface of the water. There were not many tourists around that day. As we walked around the lake, it was very serene and calming.
Anto & I by the lake side.
With the rest of us – Khalid, Kyra & Braun
Greenish-bluish lake. The building in this photo is a restaurant.
A perfect bench overlooking the lake and mountain.
Stroll path around the lake.
The lake area was just a quick walk to go around. So we decided to start with the boat ride. As the boat-man was ready to row for the next shift, we hopped into the boat and start snapping photos from all possible angles. One of our friends – Khalid, manage to record a video from under the water and up above. The outcome was fantastic.
Once 15-minutes boat ride ended, we later had a stroll around the lake. At one of the corner, there was a statue of a lady made sunken at the bottom of the lake. There stood a historical board nearby lakeside. It read:
What a great story and a positive note they left there for us to keep moving on in life.
You can see the sunken lady statue at the bottom centre of this photo.
Walking further up, there was a small river flowing next to the lake and besides it, a picnic area was provided complete with a barbecue area and woods for fire. If I happen to visit again next time, I definitely will pack for a picnic here. There was also a mini zoo and a trouts farm within the area.
Dry woods provided for barbecue are kept in this shed.
Mini-zoo with lambs and chickens.
It was supposed to be only a couple of hours stop in Blausee but it took us longer than that. Blausee didn’t seem to let us go so easily. Its charm has tied our legs. However to catch up with our schedule, we left Blausee for Interlaken after a 3-hours stop. Anyway, this last minute decision has made our trip very meaningful.