The word meringue is said to derive from the name of the village of Meiringen, because the sweet confection was invented here by a pastry cook called Gasparini.
Trek through pristine woods, across sparkling snow-covered fields to the idyllic surroundings of the small Hinterburgseeli Lake. Enjoy the coziness of the mountain hut at the Bidmer.
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.