andersteg is a small, family-oriented winter sports centre to the North of the Lötschberg tunnel. It has a good range of winter sports activities including ice-fishing, curling, skating, tobogganing, ice-climbing and some very scenic cross-country circuits and winter walks. It is limited for downhill, however, except perhaps for beginners and those who just like to do the occasional run - and the runs are all served by surface lifts. Swiss rail offer discounts for day trippers who want to enjoy the toboggan rides from Ramslauenen down to Kiental, and from Oeschinensee to Kandersteg.
Every January the Belle Epoque week is taken very seriously in Kandersteg with period costumes, horse-drawn carriages and a wisftul reverence for a world gone-by. Fortunately the hotels do not revert to Victorian austerity.
Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.
- The road distance from Zurich is around 183 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 5 mins.
- The road distance from Basel is around 156 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 47 mins.
- The road distance from Berne is around 51 mins and the journey time is roughly 51 mins.
- The road distance from Geneva is around 223 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 26 mins.
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Accommodation in the Resort & Nearby
- $$$$ Parkhotel Bellevue & Spa, Adelboden (4*) Ranked #10 by Tages-Anzeiger amongst Swiss 4* Hotels.
+41 336738000 http://www.parkhotel-bellevue.ch
- $$$ The Cambrian Hotel & Spa, Adelboden Ranked #2 in Adelboden by TripAdvisor.
+41 336738383 http://www.thecambrianadelboden.com/
- $$$ Adler Adelboden, Adelboden Ranked #1 in Adelboden by TripAdvisor.
+41 336734141 http://www.adleradelboden.ch/
- $$ Hotel Rustica, Frutigen (3*) Family run hotel, regarded highly locally for its cuisine, particularly fish specialities.
+41 336713071 http://www.rustica.ch
- $$ Hotel National, Frutigen Friendly, conveniently-located, family-run hotel with a good restaurant featuring Thai and European dishes on the menu and delicious home-made chocolates..
+41 336711616 http://www.national-frutigen.ch
- $$ Hotel Landhaus Adler, Frutigen Family-friendly hotel with innovative hotelier.
+41 336711271 http://www.landhaus-adler.ch
- $$$ Hotel Victoria Ritter, Kandersteg (3*) Family hotel.
+41 336758000 http://www.hotel-victoria.ch/
- $$$ Landgasthof Ruedihus, Kandersteg Rated a historic hotel by the Swiss Tourist Board.
+41 336758182 http://www.doldenhorn-ruedihus.ch/
- $$$ Hotel Krone, Lenk (3*) Family hotel.
- $$$$$ Lenkerhof Alpine Resort, Lenk i. S. (5*) Ranked #12 by Tages-Anzeiger amongst Swiss 5* Hotels and #1 in Lenk by TripAdvisor.
+41 337363636 http://www.lenkerhof.ch
Kandersteg is located in Bern