July 5, 2022
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If you don’t like the crowds and would rather enjoy the quiet ambience of a scenic small town, then Brienz Switzerland might just be the destination you are looking for.
Located just 15 minutes by train from the more popular and touristy town of Interlaken, Brienz Switzerland is a small town nestled in one end of Lake Brienz. Set against the spectacular pastel green of the lake, the town is completely surrounded by misty mountains with white tops like icing on blueberry muffins and waterfalls gushing merrily down rocky crags.
Switzerland has one of the best – if not the best – transit network in all of Europe so getting to the place and getting around is no trouble at all. However, if you want the surest way to penetrate Switzerland’s mountainous landscape, consider traveling by car. On the other hand, if you want to try the famous Swiss trains, a lot of them intersect with private excursion networks, thus allowing you a comfortable mode of transport as you enjoy the visually stimulating sights on your way to Brienz Switzerland.
Another option you have is the yellow postbus. Sturdy and reliable, these buses follow its appointed rounds. If you are traveling on a budget, this is the best ride around to get to your destination in Brienz Switzerland.
Going by foot is also another option you have to get to Brienz Switzerland. This is great if you like to add a dash of adventure before you finally relax at your chosen hotel or hostel in Brienz Switzerland. However, you will have to cover a lot of ground. The good news is that this particular region of Switzerland has highly developed walking trails. They are well-groomed and often lead away from nearly every intersection, thus making your hike much more enjoyable and close to nature.
For a destination of relatively low profile, Brienz Switzerland offers a cornucopia of wonderful sights and activities for you to enjoy. Foremost among its top attractions is the Viewpoint in Jungfraujoch. Considered as the granddaddy of all high-altitude excursions, it is here in Jungfraujoch that you will find the highest railroad station in the world. To get there, just take the green cogwheel Wengernalp Railway from Lauterbrunnen station up the wooded mountainside.
If you like to immerse in Swiss arts and culture scene while on a trip to Brienz Switzerland, then don’t miss the Museum der Landschaft Saanen. It is a tiny museum located behind the Heimatwerk handcrafts shop. Here you will find traces of Brienz’s history as depicted in the museum’s collection of ancient tools, transport, costumes, decorative and furniture pieces.
Brienz Switzerland has several more interesting places to check out. There are the usual places that tourists would visit – museums, galleries, viewpoints, bodies of water. However, for an authentic look at the real Brienz, then there is no better way to get that than by taking a leisurely walk throughout the town.
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