Brienz and the surrounding area enjoy a unique position on the eastern, upper shore of the turquoise-hued Lake Brienz, in the heart of Switzerland! This beautiful and historical area is simply fascinating. You will feel at home and enjoy the positive energy, peace of mind and satisfaction which arise from the magic lake and surrounding mountains. Spend relaxing days discovering this jewel which will capture you forever. Brienz is centrally located and offers countless unique attractions and possibilities for excursions.
This picturesque village lies on the eastern, upper shore of the turquoise-hued Lake Brienz. It is famous for its romantic cobblestone-paved Brunngasse and a longstanding wood carving tradition. Brienz is home to wood carving and violin making schools.
Brienz is the starting point for excursions to the Ballenberg Open Air Museum, which gives visitors a taste of rural life in days gone by. Switzerland’s oldest steam cogwheel railway huffs and puffs its way up to the 2244 metre-high Brienz Rothorn peak and panoramic views of the Alps. Attractions on the opposite lake shore include the wild and romantic Giessbach waterfalls.
On the other side of the lake is the Axalp. Here there are plenty of hiking and mountain trails to explore during the summer. During the colder months Axalp offers a small but perfectly formed winter sports area.
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