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Lake Brienz region - Sightseeing and hiking route suggestions

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Boat near Giessbach

Tourists at this boat on Lake Brienz enjoy the beautiful Giessbach falls.

Activities in the Lake Brienz region

These are the attractions and trails we recommend. Below you'll find information about boat trips, hiking paths along the lake, scenic train rides such as the GoldenPass and the amazing views from the Brienzer Rothorn.


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GoldenPass line

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


Boat trip Lake Brienz

Beautiful Lake Brienz is sandwiched between high mountain walls.

  • Attraction type: Natural site, Lake;
    Scenic trip, By boat
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Brienz (Bernese Oberland)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

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)
  • Duration: 1 day or less
Free cancellationAt least one (usually all) retailers listed here offer free cancellation for this activity

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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4-day scenic car trip along Swiss highlights from Zurich

Explore lots of Swiss highlights during this 4-day car tour from Zurich. The pre-programmed GPS tour allows effortless navigation. You'll get to drive the main Swiss pass roads, see the blue lakes of the Bernese Oberland, visit medieval Gruyères and much more!

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COVID-19 Clean & SafeActivities with extra hygiene measures to guarantee your safety. Swiss "Clean & Safe" label or similar.

Holiday packages Bernese Oberland

Packages for a low-paced stay in the Bernese Oberland. You'll have one base and plenty of time for excursions. The train from the border/airport is included, as well as the hotel and a 50% discount on excursions. Offered by Jungfrau Tours, a Swiss travel specialist with 35 years of experience.

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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)
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