Must-see attractions in Brienz

  • Railway steam train of Brienz Rothorn Bahn at mountain station.

    Rothorn Bahn


    This is the only steam-powered cogwheel train still operating in Switzerland, climbing up to Rothorn at 2350m, from where you can set out on hikes or…

  • Ballenberg Open-Air Museum


    For a fascinating insight into the rural Switzerland of yore, visit this open-air museum, set across 80 hectares east of Brienz. Authentically…

  • Giessbachfälle


    Illuminating the fir forest like a spotlight in the dark, the misty Giessbachfälle plummet 500m over 14 rocky ridges. Europe’s oldest funicular, dating to…

  • Brunngasse


    In town, mosey down postcard-perfect Brunngasse, a curving lane dotted with stout wooden chalets, each seemingly trying to outdo its neighbour with window…

  • Schweizer Holzbildhauerei Museum


    Homing in on the tradition of woodcarving in Brienz, this museum contains the prized collection of the Jobin workshop, which has been in business since…

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