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Formed long ago after a rock fall, the Oeschinen Lake above Kandersteg is particulary worthy of being called a mountain lake. To the east and the south, the steep rock faces of the Blüemlisalp, Oeschinenhorn, Fründenhorn and Doldenhorn - all three-thousand-meter peaks - reach nearly all the way down to the lake surface.
The Aletsch Forest, with its unique population of Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra), extends around the tongue of the Aletsch Glacier. Low temperatures, piercing winds and long winter seasons limit the growth rate of the trees.