Lake Brienz, Brienz

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Visit the clear turquoise waters of Lake Brienz, located just north of the Alps. The towering Swiss Alps border the lake, with the town of Brienz nestled in the eastern section. One of the best ways to explore the 14 km (8.7 mi) long lake is by boat--passenger ships have been in operation since 1839. The lake also serves as a great starting point for hikes around the area and into the surrounding mountains. One of the most popular walks runs along the southern bank of the lake from Bonigen to Giessbach through Iseltwald. Our Brienz day trip planning website makes visiting Lake Brienz and other Brienz attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • the lake is gorgeous. Brienz as a little city has some nice houses and a nice promenade along the lake, while the place else is nothing special. but the view on the lake is definitely worth the visit.  more »
  • We boarded a train from interlaken to Lucerne. The lake started as soon as the train moved. This lakes was so beautiful the we could not resist us and hopped off the train at Brienz station. Yes, we.....  more »
  • Amazingly beautiful lake. One of the best lakes in Switzerland. Definitely more beautiful compared to Lake Thun. Whether you drive around it or take a cruise, it's great in each way.
  • The view is so beautiful. The water is crystal clear, even at night with low lighting, we could see through it ❤️

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