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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  • August 20, 2017
    We have taken a stroll along the turquoise shimmering Lake in Brienz. What impressed us the most besides the great view of the Lake? You could free Sun are borrow and it was absolutely obvious that all concerns have been put back again. Then I visited shortly a public toilet near the Lake. What shall I say?? All spotlessly clean! Why work all here as excellent and not in our homeland?
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  • August 18, 2017
    Panorama in Lucerne by train and got off the cruise ship was boarded in Brienz changed into. If there is a cruise ship, you can use either as Eurail passes are not valid. 1 hour up to Interlaken, take all the beautiful Emerald Lake and the surrounding villages you can enjoy to your heart.
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  • August 18, 2017
    It is worth to book your combination ticket to visit the Museum Ballenberg, a boat trip on the Lake of Brienz and drive on the Brienzerrothorn for CHF 75.00
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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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