Sightseeing and hiking around Brienz

Brienz - Sightseeing and hiking

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The cogwheel train to the Brienzer Rothorn leaves right across the train station of Brienz.
© H. Heij

Attractions and hiking routes around Brienz

Below are the attractions and hiking routes we suggest for Brienz.


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Golden Pass line

Beautiful scenic train ride from Lucerne via the Bernese Oberland lakes to Montreux.


Brienzer Rothorn

Cogwheel steam railway across an extraordinary landscape. Breathtaking views of Central Switzerland and the Bernese Alps.

  • Attraction type: scenic trip, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by train;
    natural site, mountain top, by cable car;
    scenic trip, by bus
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Brienz (Bernese Oberland)

Boat trip Lake Brienz

Beautiful Lake Brienz is sandwiched between high mountain walls.


Swiss open-air museum tickets

Tickets to the Ballenberg open-air museum where you can see original old Swiss farm houses and demonstrations of local crafts.

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Giessbach - Iseltwald

Walk along Lake Brienz, starting at the Giessbach Falls.

  • Hiking time: 1h30
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 568 - 624 m
  • Distance: 5.2 km
  • Terrain: along lake, forest
  • Region: Lake Brienz (Bernese Oberland)

Grosse Scheidegg - Meiringen

Great scenery during this hike that starts just above the tree line and leads through forests.

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