Explore the Nature of Bern – Blausee
Last Saturday the 14th of November my girlfriend and I went on a trip to explore the nature of Bern. Arrived in Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, we decided to take the train to Kandersteg. When you get off the train a big mountain chain appears in front of you. It’s allready a mind blowing view but that was not all.
We took the bus to the Blausee station. The Blausee (German for Blue Lake) is an adventure for all senses. Here you will enjoy the interaction of silence and relaxation in a mystical landscape together.
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Despite it’s small size of 6’400 m² it’s one of the best-known mountain lakes in Switzerland. It’s a popular excursion destination in the „Berner Oberland“. The lake is located in the small village called Kandergrund. Elevation above sea level is 887 m.
“There it was, right in front of their eyes. Transparent and crystal clear, like a rare jewel: the Blausee.
– Lyrics from “The tale of the Blausee” written by Lilly Hess
The surounding area of the Blausee has a lot in store: A mystic nature park, with walkways, fireplaces, picknick areas and a playground for the kids. How about a boat tour with the glass-bottom boat – all that in the middle of a unique scenery.
As well there is a restaurant, sit on a laid table, enjoy a fine meal with a good wine and appreciate the view over the turquoise blue and crystal clear water of the Blausee.
The choice is yours: Try an organic trout form the Blausee, a good piece of meat from the region, a sophisticated vegetarian dish or enjoy one of the creative meals.
Sadly we were not hungry but we had a good coffee served on the terrace. I hope we can come back and taste the food of this romantic restaurant.
The Blausee is a dream spot for a photographer and more over perfect to get some representative couple photos:
Open year-round from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. The Blausee nature park is a juwel of rare beauty – maintenance and care are financed through the gained revenue of the entry fees.
Entry from 24 March till 5th October 2016:
- adults: CHF 7.-
- children up to 5 years enter for free
- 6 to 15 years: CHF 3.-
Reduced entry fees during „FISHING AT BLAUSEE“ from 6th till 26th October 2016:
- adults: CHF 3.50
- 6 to 15 years: CHF 1.50
- up to 5 years and fishers enter for free
The boat trip, visit of the organic trout farm and the dwarf goats, use of kids playground and the fireplaces with firewood are included in the entry fee.
Lucky us, the park entry is free during winter from 27th October 2015 till 23 March 2016.
More information: http://www.blausee.ch/