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Lake Brienz, Brienz

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Visit the clear turquoise waters of Lake Brienz, located just north of the Alps. The towering Swiss Alps border the lake, with the town of Brienz nestled in the eastern section. One of the best ways to explore the 14 km (8.7 mi) long lake is by boat--passenger ships have been in operation since 1839. The lake also serves as a great starting point for hikes around the area and into the surrounding mountains. One of the most popular walks runs along the southern bank of the lake from Bonigen to Giessbach through Iseltwald. Make Lake Brienz a part of your Brienz vacation plans using our Brienz travel itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Brienz

A stay in Brienz is best spent lakeside, where you'll find a number of modestly priced hotels near the glittering waters. If you're willing to trade the view for some savings, look to the hostels a bit further inland. Experience local woodcarving masterpieces first-hand with a stay at a bed and breakfast or guesthouse built in the traditional architecture style. Staying anywhere along the main street, Hauptstrasse, gives you convenient access to all the town has to offer. You can walk the whole street by foot, or take the bus from one end to the other.
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  • Beautiful lake and mountains. The walkway surrounding the lake is perfect for children. There are stairs that lead into lake for swimming, climbing wooden play structures and a very large chess set. A...  more »
  • If you are debating taking a boat on either Lake Brienz or Lake Thun, choose Brienz. It has much more spectacular mountain scenery. But I wouldn't try swimming in the lake -- it's much colder than Lak...  more »
  • Only Sitting beside the lake and looking at it and surrounding mountains is a true pleasure. And a good place for peaceful day out.  more »