Welcome to Brienz

Quaint and calm, Brienz peers across the exquisitely turquoise waters of its namesake lake to rugged mountains and thick forests beyond. The deeply traditional village has a stuck-in-time feel with its tooting steam train and woodcarving workshops.

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$1393.68 Private & Custom Tours

Private Day Tour from Interlaken: Best of the Jungfrau Region with a Personal Guide

Greet your personal Swiss guide in the morning at your Interlaken hotel. Begin the tour by visiting the fishing village of Iseltwald to stroll through its quiet streets and photograph the beautiful, turquoise Lake Brienz. After a short drive, stop and see the stunning Giessbach Falls. Go for a short bridge walk and even pass under the waterfall to feel the power of the water first-hand. Ride Europe's oldest funicular railway up to the magestic Swiss Giessbach Grandhotel to relax and take in the view from its beautiful terrace or visit the garden to catch a glimpse of 14 waterfalls.Next, take the funicular railway down to the boat station and enjoy a relaxing 10-minute boat ride across the lake to Brienz. Take a short break to enjoy a typical Swiss picnic lunch at the picturesque Brienz lakeside. After lunch, visit one of Europe's most beautiful streets, the Brunngasse. There you will see lovely traditional Swiss chalet houses decorated with flowers. Brienz is well-known for its history of woodcarving and violin-making. Stop at the Jobin, the oldest woodcarving manufacturer in Brienze, where you can purchase a handmade cuckoo clock.Later in the afternoon, pay a visit to the Alpine Zoo, where you will have an opportunity to hand-feed mountain goats. Continue the tour by paying a visit to Switzerland's impressive Aare Gorge. Take a short walk into the gorge, or for a truly unforgettable experience, trek through the entire series of walkways and tunnels through the gorge and be picked up on the other end. Finally, stop at the harbor in Interlaken to watch the sunset for a perfect ending to your unforgettable Swiss tour. Enjoy a piece of heaven at this beautiful spot before being transferred back to your hotel. All transportation is via private vehicle and the itinerary and schedule can be adjusted according to your personal preferences.

$274.51 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Niederhorn Paragliding Experience in Interlaken

We drive you and your pilot to the cable car station of Niederhorn in Beatenberg. After about 10 min cable car ride we arrive on Top of the Niederhorn 1950 AMSL. We take time for a fresh, hot coffee before launching into the day at the mountain restaurant, where spectacular views of the three famous mountains peaks, the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau await you. After your pilot did get all the equipment ready for take off, you will reseive a safety briefing for flight. A few running steps and you can feel the connection between earth and sky as we glide away from land into a true remarkable  mountain landscape setting and over the shimmering crystal clear waters of the Lakes of Thun and Brienz. After your flight, we land back in the centre of Interlaken.

$190.05 Water Sports

Summer Paragliding Beatenberg in Interlaken

We drive you and your pilot to our most frequently used take off site at a farming village in Beatenberg, where spectacular views of the three famous mountains peaks, the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau await you.After your pilot did get all the equipment ready for take off, you will reseive a safety briefing for flight. A few running steps and you can feel the connection between earth and sky as we glide away from land into a true remarkable  mountain landscape setting and over the shimmering crystal clear waters of the Lakes of Thun and Brienz. After your flight, we land back in the centre of Interlaken.

$612.38 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Switzerland Tour from Lucerne to Geneva

Day 1: Lucerne – Mt Titlis – Interlaken Meet your guide near Schwanenplatz in Lucerne on your first day. Hop aboard a luxury coach or minivan (depending on group size) and take a quick tour of this beautiful lakeside city before heading to the mountain resort town of Engelberg, where a cable car awaits. Enjoy panoramic views as you ride the rotating cable car to the summit of towering Mt Titlis, immersing you in a high-Alpine wonderland of glaciers and snow. In the afternoon, cross Brunig Pass and travel through the stunning Bernese Oberland region. Stop in the village of Brienz, a center of excellence for woodcarving before continuing to your next destination: Interlaken. Nestled between two lakes at the foot of the mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks, Interlaken’s scenery is, in a word, breathtaking. Spend the rest of the day exploring this famous resort town at your own pace. Overnight: Hotel Interlaken in Interlaken Day 2: Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva (B)Start your day with breakfast at your hotel, and then leave Interlaken behind for a drive to Bern, Switzerland’s capital city. Did you know that Bern was recently ranked among the world’s top 10 cities for the best quality of life? Discover more interesting tidbits as you wind through the city and explore historic Bern Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.Back aboard the coach, venture south past wide-open prairies and dairy farmlands, arriving finally in Gruyères, where Gruyère cheese gets its name. Admire the fairytale setting of this rural village perched on a hilltop, and tour a cheese factory to see how the delicious local specialty is made.Enjoy a scenic drive through the Vaud region that runs along Lake Geneva, and arrive in central Geneva in the evening, where your tour ends.

$497.29 Private & Custom Tours

Half-Day Private Giessbach Falls and Lake Brienz from Interlaken

Choose a morning or afternoon departure, then begin with pickup from your hotel in Interlaken. The first stop of the day is on the beach at Boenigen to photograph Lake Brienz, which stretches 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) through the heart of the mountains. At the beach and throughout this 4-hour tour, take advantage the flexibility to tailor the experience to your interests and needs, with plenty of personal attention from the guide. Continue through Iseltwald fishing village to the top of Lake Brienz, where the Aare River pours into the pale blue water. It’s an easy, 5-minute hike to Giessbach Falls, a scenic waterfall rimmed evergreen trees and Alpine plants. Enjoy views down to Lake Brienz and the mountains, then keep walking to Grand Hotel Geissbach, an elegant, old-world Swiss landmark. You’ll have time to pause for a coffee or ice cream at the hotel (own expense), and see the historic funicular that links the hotel to Lake Brienz. Drive back down to the lake shore towards Brienz village, with 30 minutes to see old fashioned chalets decorated with bright flower boxes, and browse shops full of hand-carved wooden figurines. After your time in Brienz, begin the return trip to Interlaken, following small roads along northern edge of Lake Brienz, and passing the villages of Oberried, Niederried, and Ringenberg. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Interlaken.

$25.34 Tours & Sightseeing

1-hour Express Interlaken Private Tour with Stops at Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

From Interlaken, a town in central Switzerland between the lakes of Brienz and Thun, you will drive to Lake Thun via the small old minicity (founded in the middle ages) and stop for 15 minutes beside Neuhaus, a nice beach approximately 10.5-mile-long (17 km). Here you will be able to take panoramic pictures, drink a coffee/tea, or eat ice cream (own expense) .You will then continue our short sightseeing tour via the villages Matten and Bönigen. On the way you can take memorable pictures of the old, charming Swiss chalets and the cows.Finally we will go to the beach of Lake Brienz in Bonigen. Enjoy the Eastern view of the 9-mile long (14 km) Brienz Lake, nestled between the panoramic mountains. Be sure to take pictures of the breathtaking scenery while on your break. After the last ice age, approximately 10,000 years ago, Lake Thun, Lake Brienz and Interlaken were all part of the former ancient lake Wendelsee, which was almost 37-miles-long (60 km).You will be returned to your original departure point when your sightseeing tour has concluded.