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Things to do in Brienz

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“One of Europe's finest living history museums, Ballenberg spreads across 124 acres of alpine countryside in a series of village and farmstead groups representing different Swiss regions and their traditional ways of life. Historic houses, barns, shops, and other buildings were brought here from their original sites, with their furniture, decorations, utensils, and implements. Old crafts and traditional customs are revived here, and in the course of a visit, you may see everything from woodcarving and cooperage to lace- and cheese-making demonstrations. The homes represent all styles from the most modest cabins and rustic farmhouses to elegant homes of the well-to-do, but the focus is on how people lived, how they produced their own goods, and how they traded and shared within their communities. Special exhibits may examine one facet of life in detail, such as child labor on farms or a particular craft and its evolution. You could easily spend an entire day seeing all the buildings and exhibits in this fascinating look back in time. Ask at the Interlaken Tourist Office for information on packages that include boat and bus travel from Interlaken to Ballenberg. Address: Museumsstrasse 131, Hofstetten bei Brienz Official site: www.ballenberg.ch ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Waterfalls to visit and lunching in the nearby Giessbach Grand Hotel, you could even book a night here, it is a totally special place.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Brienzer Rothorn is a MUST if you‘re staying in Brienz. It offers you a beautiful sight above the clouds and you can see all across the lake. Highly recommended to make a trip up there with the old fashion lokomotive! 🚂”
  • 11 locals recommend
Waterfall
“If you enjoyed the HBO series "Band of Brothers" you might recognise the views and the beautifully restored Victorian Hotel.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Train
“Brienzer Rothorn memorable moments to savour in a setting to simply inspire ... the Brienz Rothorn Railway”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“ Öffnungszeiten: SA 08.00 - 18.00 Uhr MO - FR 08.00 - 19.00 Uhr SO geschlossen”
  • 4 locals recommend
Port
“The ship dock is located on the lake right next to the Brienz train station. Great way to sightsee, the ships zig-zag across the lake at many ports.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Ski Area
“If you take the day trip to Giessbachfälle, ad the hiking trip to Axalp, no snow in the summer no worries, then you don't miss the Schnitzlerweg and Seilpark Interlaken there you can see sculptures that were carved out of tree-stumps when a hurricane destroyed many trees several years ago! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“one of the oldest steam trains in europe, fantastic view of lake brienz and mountains!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“FOR ENGLISH SCROLL DOWN Auf einer Höhe von 1515 Metern über Meer. Das malerische Seeli liegt in einer Senke, was dazu führt, das man das Seeli erst kurz bevor man vor Ort ist, sieht. Am Ostufer begrenzt eine steile Felswand zur Oltschiburg den kleinen Bergsee. In den heissen Sommermonaten kann im grünblauen schimmernden Seeli gebadet werden. Rund um den See sind Plätze zum Bräteln vorhanden. Von der Axalp aus per Schneeschuhe oder im Sommer über eine ca. einstündige Wanderung zu erreichen At an altitude of 1515 meters above sea level. The picturesque lake is located in a depression, which means that you can only see the lake just before you arrive. On the eastern shore, a steep rock face to Oltschiburg Castle borders the small mountain lake. In the hot summer months you can bathe in the green-blue shimmering lake. Around the lake there are places to grill. To reach from the Axalp by snowshoes or in summer by a one-hour hike Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Zoo
“There are some cute animals, like capricorns and deers and owls and chicken. nice for children. And on the way there you can go to the pavillon from where you have a nive view over the lake. its near the tennis court. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Schynige Platte – First Six pearls in six hours: The mountain hike from Schynige Platte to First (or vice versa) must be done once in a lifetime. The first two pearls stand out at the end of the Schynige Platte railway: The flora on the Matten is nearly as diverse as the flowers in the Alpine Garden. After the Loucherhorn, you will encounter pearl number three, the wild karstic landscape in the Güw area. Pearl four, the Sägistalsee, sparkles far below. The largest pearl, however, awaits on the Faulhorn. The view from up there offers everything: Lake Brienz on one side, the overwhelming backdrop of the Jungfrau massif on the other. And further down is pearl six, the Bachalpsee, the "blue jewel" of the Bernese Alps.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Idyllischer Rundweg, bestens geeignet für Familien mit Kindern. Am Weg sind schöne Holzskulpturen zu bewundern.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“traditionelle Küche wunderbarer Ausblick auf Berg und See Ideal mit einer Wanderung zum Hinterburgseeli Saisonaler Betrieb. Die Öffnung wird durch gehisste Schweizerfahne angezeigt”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Für besonders schöne Sommerabende. Gemütliche Beiz mit sehr gutem Essen. Terrasse für Dîner empfehlenswert. Im Winter indoor urgemütlich.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel
“Für besonders schöne Sommerabende. Gemütliche Beiz mit sehr gutem Essen. Terrasse für Dîner empfehlenswert. Im Winter indoor urgemütlich.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“traditionelle Küche wunderbarer Ausblick auf Berg und See Ideal mit einer Wanderung zum Hinterburgseeli Saisonaler Betrieb. Die Öffnung wird durch gehisste Schweizerfahne angezeigt”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“⚠️ATTENTION FOR ALL PIZZALOVERS⚠️ If you wanna eat the best Pizzas in town I highly recommend you to visit Bino‘s Pizzeria! The owner is very friendly and you can select from +30 different Pizza‘s! Let‘s give it a try! 🍕”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Käse Fondue erhältlich, anstelle es selber in der Wohnung zubereiten. Menukarte ist umfangreich”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Imposante Terrasse mit langer Abendsonne und atemberaubenden Blick über den Brienzer See. Toll fürs Apéro.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Gute Küche, moderate Preise und wunderschöner Ausblick auf den Brienzersee von der Terasse...”
  • 1 local recommends

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