The Kander is a river in Switzerland. It is 44 kilometres long and has a watershed of 1,126 square kilometres . Originally a tributary of the Aare, with a confluence downstream of the city of Thun, since 1714 it flows into Lake Thun upstream of the city.
The drainage water from the Kander Neve in the middle of the Bernese Alps at an altitude of 2,301 m flows through the Gasteretal westward. 3 kilometres south of Kandersteg it turns to north into the larger Kandertal. After 14 kilometres it converges in Frutigen with the Entschlige from the left, its second major tributary. The Entschligental with Adelboden at its south end, runs more or less parallel to the Kandertal before they converge into the Frutigtal. Continuing northwards, the Frutigtal makes a long bend to the west in order to get around the Niesen. Between Spiez and Reutingen it converges with the Simme from the left, its major tributary, and turns to the north again and flows into the Lake of Thun after a break through a hill, which used to prevent it flowing into the lake until 1714. Here the river crosses the A6 motorway.
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