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Things to do in Iseltwald

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.
Natural Feature
“On Interlaken's east side is Lake Brienz, a narrow body of water that's really an enlargement of the valley of the River Aare. Lying between the limestone ridge of the Brienzer Grat and the Faulhorn mountains, it is seven meters higher than Lake Thun, on Interlaken's west side. Like Lake Thun, it is best seen from one of the five boats that connect Interlaken to towns around its wooded shores. The most atmospheric of these boats is the restored steamer the Lötschberg, built in 1914; other boats offer special dining cruises with Swiss food specialties. Like Lake Thun, Brienz is popular with boaters of all sorts and you can rent kayaks, row boats, and pedalos to explore the lakes on your own.”
  • 17 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
Waterfall
“If you enjoyed the HBO series "Band of Brothers" you might recognise the views and the beautifully restored Victorian Hotel.”
  • 10 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
Natural Feature
“To reach Giessbach Falls, take the Lake Brienz boat to the Giessbach See landing-stage and either climb about 20 minutes or take the oldest funicular railway in Europe. The Giessbach tumbles down the beautifully wooded hillside to the lake from a height of 500 meters, in a series of 14 falls over successive rock ridges. The best view is from the terrace in front of the historic Grand Hotel Giessbach, about 100 meters above the lake. There are footpaths up both banks to the highest of the three bridges, where the stream emerges from a narrow gorge and plunges into a rock basin 60 meters deep. Report this ad ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sublocality
“www.interlaken.ch Wasserfälle Giessbach Rund um Interlaken tosen Wassermassen über Hunderte von Metern und zahlreiche Felsstufen in die Tiefe. Willkommen in der Welt der Wasserfälle. Über 14 Stufen hinweg bahnen sich die Wassermassen bei den Giessbachfällen ihren Weg in den Brienzersee. Nirgendwo sonst in Europa als beim Trümmelbach sind Gletscherwasserfälle im Berginnern zugänglich. Die Staubbachfälle stürzen fast 300m in die Tiefe. Bereits weltbekannte Künstler wie Johann Wolfgang von Goethe oder Felix Mendelssohn erkannten die Schönheit dieser Naturspiele und verewigten sie in ihren Werken. Waterfalls Home Enterprises Trade Corner Plans & Maps Interlaken Maps Waterfalls Send to a friend print PDF All around Interlaken water masses thunder down hundreds of metres across numerous rocky stages. Welcome to the world of waterfalls. The water masses at the Giessbach Falls tumble down across 14 stages on their way to Lake Brienz. Nowhere else in Europe aside from the Trümmelbach is it possible to access glacier waterfalls inside the mountain. The Staubbach Falls plummet almost 300 m to the depths below. Artists of world renown such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Felix Mendelssohn recognised the beauty of this natural phenomena and incorporated them into their works for eternity.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Imposante Terrasse mit langer Abendsonne und atemberaubenden Blick über den Brienzer See. Toll fürs Apéro.”
  • 1 local recommends
Swiss Restaurant
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Point of Interest
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Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends
Campground
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“You can walk up from the ship station Giessbachhotel to the Schweibenalp, its really nice to see the waterfall and up there you can drink coffee or eat and see their Permaculture garden, which is really nice. there is also a bus going from brienz trainstation to Bramisegg and from there its only 10 to 15 minutes to walk to the Schweibenalp. ”
  • 1 local recommends