Kandersteg trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located along the valley of the River Kander, west of the Jungfrau massif. It is noted for its spectacular mountain scenery and sylvan alpine landscapes. Tourism is a very significant part of its economic life today. It offers outdoor activities year-round, with hiking trails and mountain climbing as well as downhill and cross-country skiing.HistoryKandersteg is first mentioned, together with Kandergrund, in 1352 as der Kandergrund.Prehistorically the area was lightly settled. However, several late-neolithic or early Bronze Age bows have been found on the Lötschberg glaciers and a Bronze Age needle was found in the Golitschenalp. From the Roman era a bridge and part of a road were discovered in the village.Until 1909 Kandersteg was politically and religiously part of Kandergrund. In 1511 the parish built a chapel in Kandersteg, which survived the iconoclasm of the Protestant Reformation in 1530. It became a filial church of the parish in Kandergrund between 1840 and 1860 and in 1910 became the parish church of the Kandersteg parish. A Roman Catholic church was built in 1927.Add Kandersteg and other destinations to your itinerary using our Switzerland journey planning app, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Kandersteg
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Kandersteg
$294 BOOK WITH VIATOR Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland
Duration: 12 hours
Popular things to do in Kandersteg
Side trips from Kandersteg
Places to visit with Kandersteg
InterlakenTrip planner BEST FOR: Parasailing / Paragliding, Mountain, Stand-Up Paddleboarding BernTrip planner BEST FOR: Observation Deck, Garden, Wildlife Area LauterbrunnenTrip planner BEST FOR: Waterfall, Valley, Parasailing / Paragliding GrindelwaldTrip planner BEST FOR: Ski Area, Mountain, Hiking Trail ThunTrip planner BEST FOR: Water Body, Castle, Landmark
Recently planned trips to Kandersteg
15 days in Switzerland & Lake Como BY A USER FROM SWEDEN Geneva Montreux Leukerbad 16 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA Geneva Zermatt Kandersteg 22 days in New Delhi & Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA New Delhi Zurich Davos 32 days in Switzerland & Chamonix BY A USER FROM GERMANY Bern Bulle Charmey 13 days in Switzerland & Munich BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Geneva Kandersteg Interlaken 14 days in Switzerland & Luxembourg City BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Geneva Kandersteg Interlaken