The stunning deeply blue water of Lake Blausee is breathtaking. In this blog, we inform you about how to get to lake Blausee, what to expect, and more! In this way, you are prepared and can experience Lake Blausee to the fullest.
We think Lake Blausee should be added to your bucket list. The lake, located in the Kander Valley close to Interlaken is a must-visit. Lake Blausee is one of the clearest lakes in Switzerland. Although the lake has a max depth of 10 metres, you can still see rocks and some logs at the bottom of the lake. Impressive! Let’s inform you about everything you need to know!
How to get to Lake Blausee?
So, how to get to Lake Blausee? There are three ways of getting to lake Blausee, you can travel by car, by train or by foot. The first option is to travel by car, from Interlaken it will take around 35-40 minutes to reach the entrance of Lake Blausee. The distance is 38 kilometres. The second option is to travel by train to Lake Blausee, hop on the train to Kandersteg or Frutigen and take the bus called: 230, do exit the bus at the bus stop Blausee BE. The third option is to hike to Lake Blausee, start at Kandersteg train station and follow the path 743 Kulturweg Frutigenland, this will take around 80-90 minutes.
Getting to Lake Blausee can be quite a bit tricky, so we did some research and below you can read detailed descriptions of ways to reach lake Blausee, travel by car, travel by train or be healthy and enjoy an adventurous hike to Lake Blausee, let’s go through these three options now:
Travel by car to Lake Blausee
Start from Interlaken, it takes around 35-40 minutes to reach Lake Blausee by car from Interlaken, the distance is around 40 kilometres. You can view the route here and directly navigate from Interlaken to Lake Blausee.
How to park at Lake Blausee? Well, there is a big car parking spot, nearby the entrance of Lake Blausee. The costs are 3 CHF for 4 hours of parking or a whole day for 5 CHF. It will only take around 5 minutes to walk to the entrance, about 200-250 metres. The location of the parking spot can be viewed here.
Travel by Train to Lake Blausee
How to travel by train to beautiful Lake Blausee? First travel by train to or Kandersteg station or Frutigen Station. Start at one of these two train stations: Frutigen or Kandersteg, here you can hop on a bus, (bus 230) this bus connects the two. In less than 15 minutes, get out of the bus at the bus stop: Blausee BE.
Can you hike to Lake Blausee? Yes, if you would like to hike from the train station in Kandersteg to Blausee, this is possible, it will take around 80-90 minutes. Follow the hiking path called: 743(Kulturweg Frutigenland) Good to know: your bus ride is free if you can show your train ticket!
Travel by bus to Lake Blausee
After you travel by train to Kandersteg or drove in your car to Kandersteg, at the station Kandersteg, you can take the bus called: 230. This bus takes you to the entrance of Lake Blausee, in around 15 minutes. Your bus ride is free if you can show your train ticket.
Experience the magic of Lake Blausee
Why is Lake Blausee so deeply blue?
It is often thought that the colour comes from the many minerals in the water of the lake. But this is not true. The real cause of the deep blue colour is the light. The colour blue in the light is absorbed, while green and red are reflected. And that’s what your eyes see. You do see this in the sea as well, for example, because the water is not red or green there either. But with the Blausee this happens more extreme, which is why the colour blue is so deep.
How is Lake Blausee created?
The creation of Lake Blausee dates back 15,000 years. Some parts of the nearby glaciers were floated away. One of the places which appeared is nowadays known as Lake Blausee. The Kander River supplies the Blausee with groundwater. As you see in the image, the crystal clear water gives it a gorgeous blue colour, which looks magnificent. and one of the new places that emerged was Blausee. Various underwater sources fill the lake. If you take a look at the lake, you see the water coming out of the bottom of the lake in various places.
The opening hours of Lake Blausee
- Nature Park, the location of Lake Blausee, is daily open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
- The restaurant is daily open from 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.
- The souvenir shop is daily open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
- The Blausee Cafe is daily open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The entrance price of Lake Blausee
Monday to Friday
- Adults: 10 CHF
- 6-15 Children: 6 CHF
- Children till 5 years: free of charge
Saturdays and Sundays
- Adults: 12 CHF
- 6-15 Children: 8 CHF
- Children till 5 years: free of charge
Are dogs allowed at Lake Blausee?
Yes, dogs are allowed at Lake Blausee, but only if they are leashed. So you are welcome to take your dog with you if they are leased then it isn’t a problem at all. Lake Blausee is a dog-friendly place to visit. You do not have to pay an entrance fee for the dog. Be aware it is not allowed to let your dog swim in the lake. Enjoy the beauty Lake Blausee has to offer, together with your little friend.
Hotel at lake Blausee
The name of the hotel directly at Lake Blausee is Hotel Blausee. The hotel is located directly at the bank of the famous Lake Blausee, from your room you can enjoy the beautiful crystal clear deep blue water. The hotel has a gourmet restaurant with delicious culinary treats. There is a spa as well, with a nice and warm outdoor hot tub, such an amazing feeling to sit in the hot tub while being in nature. Via this link, you can book Hotel Blausee.
What does Hotel Blausee offer?
- A Spa (Sauna, a sanitarium, hot tub and a steam grotto)
- A boat with a glassed bottom on the lake
- Children playground
- Visit the trout farm at Lake Blausee
- Free Parking
- Wifi free of charge
- There is a library
- Pets are allowed( on request; possible charges)
- Cycling and hiking opportunities
Different seasons to visit Lake Blausee
Lake Blausee during Autumn
It’s an amazing place to visit during any time of year but Autumn has got to be one of the most special times. In our opinion, the colours during Autumn due to the changing colours of the leaves are so stunning and vivid. With those red, gold and orange colours, contrasting the blue water. This does make Lake Blausee magical, it gets even more beautiful if you visit Lake Blausee on a sunny day.
Lake Blausee during Winter
Winter does give Switzerland a magical atmosphere when it’s covered under a white blanket. This is a beautiful time to visit Lake Blausee. Because of the white snow, the blue colour of the crystal clear water gets even more intense. Do not forget your camera to make a beautiful photograph of this stunning scenery!
Lake Blausee during Spring
Temperatures are slowly rising, to 11 degrees Celcius. Nature is starting to flourish. The Swiss meadows are covered in wildflowers. This time of the year is a good time to visit Lake Blausee, a nice hike from Kandersteg to Lake Blausee which takes around 1.5 hours is a perfect activity, with a reward to see the beauty of lake Blausee.
Lake Blausee during Summer
Warmer temperatures, less rain and nature flourish. Summer in Switzerland. A lovely time to visit Lake Blausee and see the beauty Switzerland has to offer. Enjoy the hike from Kandersteg to lake Blausee with your family and friends, and explore lake Blausee during Summer, you won’t regret it.
Lake Blausee is a gem, that’s for sure. We highly recommend visiting this beautiful place near Kandersteg in Switzerland. Visiting Lake Blausee is worth it during every season of the year, all seasons have something special and extra to offer. We hope you have an amazing day exploring and enjoying lake Blausee, if you have any questions, do not hesitate and leave a comment below!