Up until 1,900 years ago a terrifying dragon is said to have been up to mischief in a large cave at Lake Thun. Only the wandering Irish monk Beatus succeeded in driving away the dragon. Today the marvelous grotto world can be entered without risk.
No other lake in Switzerland possesses the incredible blue hue of Lake Brienz. The lake shimmers turquoise, then silver-blue-grey - it's quite unique. The lake is surrounded by steep, towering mountains. The various types of cheese-cuts in restaurant Bären in Oberried have these mountains as their namesakes. The hike starts in Brienz and continues steadily uphill and downhill, along the lake to Interlaken. The fabulous views will captivate you again and again. On your way to Interlaken, you will pass by the villages of Oberried, Niederried and Ringgenberg, each in more idyllic surroundings than the other.