Mar 11, 2012 - 5:24 PM
hi, as Dick says the swiss pass is valid on both lakes so the good thing is you don't have to choose - you can easily travel on both lakes on the same day! I suggest you catch a train from Interlaken West to Thun arriving in time to catch the 9.40 boat from Thun back to Interlaken West - it arrives in I.W. at 11.49, catch train from I.W. (11.53) to interlaken Ost arrives at 11.57, then catch boat from I.O. at 12.07, arriving in Brienz at 13.20. You can then wander around Brienz for one hour or two and catch boat back to I.O. at either 14.40 or 16.40 arriving back at 15.53 or 17.53. If you prefer to stay longer in Brienz you can catch train from Brienz to Interlaken. (you can find train times on the train timetable for which there is a link from this forum. All travel on boats and trains are covered by pass so this is a very inexpensive day out. You can buy light refereshments on the boats or I can recommend the little bakeries in Brienz for delicious cakes and pastries. Lake Brienz is indeed very picturesque but Lake Thun has interesting castles and harbours to see.so is also to be recommended. I do hope you enjoy your trip.