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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  • A beautiful town in the middle of the Swiss Alps, with breathtaking landscapes and spectacular turquoise Lake Brienz, you must-see for a leisurely stroll.
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  • We did the boat ride twice once a sunset side up to Isewalt and back. And next day morning boat ride to Brienz. The boat ride is free of cost with the swizz pass. The boat is very comfortable with a r...  more »
  • Wonderful place, i hope someday i cant go here
  • This is one of most beautiful place. Amazing views, lake , snow covered mountains , peace and best this nature can combine. I would say heaven on earth.
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