Brienz Travel Guide

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Brienz, which lies on the lake with the same name, is closely linked to the art of woodcarving. The hundred years old trade of woodcarving belongs to Brienz like Tom does to Jerry. The village is spread out along the lake and the main attraction is the Brienz Rothorn Railway which leads up to the «Matterhorn of the Bernese Oberland». The railway station can also be accessed by paddle steamer.

Ohter attractions near Brienz are the Open Air Museum Ballenberg or the Giessbach waterfalls. The area offers as well a wide variety of hikking trails.

The excellent two sites give you more information about Brienz and area: www.brienzersee.ch and www.alpenregion.ch

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