Pass for boat trips & mountain train Lake Brienz

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Sep 25, 2017 - 4:23 AM

We are travelling by car from England next July staying by Lake Brienz for 5 nights we are planning to go on many trains to see some lovely scenes around the lakes and mountains would it be cheaper to get a pass for 3 days we would also like to go on boat trips and the mountain train that we think near Lake Brienz any information would be gladly received as it will be our first time and really want to make the most of the lovely scenic views.

Thanks in Advance

Sue G
Sue G
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Sep 25, 2017 - 10:31 AM


Lake Brienz is perfect for exploring the lakes and mountains. I love visiting the woodcutters along the high street. A favourite trip of mine is to catch the steamer to Interlaken Ost. It's a regular scheduled boat, the same price as the standard ferries: kebrienz

The following link should help with choosing the best travel pass: ailpasses

From Ost you can catch the train to West (town centre) or enjoy the 15 minutes walk. In Interlaken there's loads to discover, with easy access to nearby Harder Kulm, the Schilthorn Piz Gloria, Jungfraujoch, Trummelbach falls and so on.

The Giessbach Falls hotel on Lake Brienz is a great spot for lunch or dinner - accessible by car and ferry.

Thun is also worth a visit, with its castle. You could combine a visit to the old town with a trip to a peak with view of the lake: kethun

And there's also nearby Meiringen with its funicular railway to the falls that feature in some of the Sherlock Holmes stories!

You'll be spoilt for choice with Brienz as your base.

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Sep 25, 2017 - 1:16 PM in reply to aprilnrich

Hi AprilnRich -

Besides the things to do close to Brienz. take a look here and follow the various links: rneseoberland.

By the way, we did see some woodcutters ( lumberjacks and farmers with axes) at a festival/contest near Brienz one year, but the ones you will see along the main street of Brienz are woodcarvers. ;-).

Checkout Jobin.


Sue G
Sue G
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Sep 25, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Thanks Slowpoke for the correction! It is woodcarvers you will see along the main street in their workshops and outlets, and not lumberjacks!

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