Jul 26, 2015 - 11:16 PM
in reply to lkbavmn
<<"Also hope to go to the woodcarving shops (eg. Huggler) while in Brienz.">>
Take a look at Jobin. A major player in the industry. Not only is their shop nice, but they have a pleasant small museum (fee) attached. Worth the few CHF. They are a few hundred meters from the station on the uphill side of the main street.
I brought back a nice music box for my granddaughter's collection from Jobin.
When you get off the boat, walk across the street and up a few feet to the main station of the Brienzer Rothorn Bahn. You might see one of the steamers starting up the mountain. If you have a clear day, that is a spectacular ride, with great views up top, as well as,,,,you guessed it...a restaurant.
The private funicular for the short ride p from the lake to the hotel Gieesbach is worth it, and there is a terrace restaurant. If you miss the next boat it is an hour and 1/2 ( if I remember correctly) walk back to the main station at Brienz.