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A splendid residence in a unique location: The legendary Grand Hotel combines the charm of the turn of the century before last with modern comfort. The cuisine at the Park restaurant, which overlooks the waterfall is just as exclusive as the view. Elegant banquet rooms and quiet conference rooms, 22 hectares of gardens and parks and a natural swimming pool round off the offerings.

Description

With the nearby Giessbach Falls thundering downward over fourteen rocky ledges, this historic hotel residence is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sites in Switzerland. back in 1872, the architect Davinet was commissioned to build a boldly-designed hotel complex on Lake Brienz, right next to the world-famous Giessbach Falls. Our guests are still just as enchanted by the spacious elegance and timeless charm of the beautifully maintained rooms as they were over one hundred years ago. Each of the 70 stylish rooms, tower rooms and suites are individually designed and furnished, and overlook the waterfall, lake or forest. Taking the oldest funicular railway in Europe, you will reach the hotel’s private mooring stage where you can explore the villages and destinations around Lake Brienz by steamboat. Culinary indulgence awaits you at the Les Cascades park restaurant with wonderful views of the waterfall.

Wedding

Surrounded by mountains, forests and alpine meadows, this fairytale-castle boasts a breathtaking view of the unspoiled landscapes of Lake Brienz. Relish the chance to unwind in this friendly and hospitable oasis, far away from everyday hustle. We look forward to welcoming you!

Swiss Historic Hotel

Waterfalls, mountains and the lake are close enough to touch, and a private boat landing stage and funicular railway add to the nostalgic experience of this journey. Building and furniture were restored and Belle Epoque charm is evident everywhere in this great monument to the art of hospitality. This historic hotel has 70 romantic rooms and a restaurant with a large terrace.

Typically Swiss Hotel

The Grandhotel is as if out of a fairytale: the historic hotel from 1872 stands proudly over Lake Brienz with its turrets and oriels. Arrive in style by boat at the hotel’s own landing stage, before travelling up with Europe’s oldest funicular railway. The famous Giessbach Falls thunder into the deep right next to the hotel and can be viewed in all their glory from restaurant Les Cascades. Exclusive hotel bar full of nostalgic grandeur.

Certified by ICOMOS

Historic hotel of the year 2004 This impressive palace hotel was built between 1873 and 1875 from plans by the Bernese architect Horace Edouard Davinet. Its current appearance dates back to renovations done after a big fire in 1883. The hotel was a flourishing wellness resort up to WWI. Thereafter it started a long decline, until it finally faced demolition. In 1983, the Franz Weber foundation bought the hotel and through a series of renovations that lasted until 1988, expertly restored it to its former lustre. The location of the hotel is absolutely unique, both for its setting against the background of a waterfall, the mountains and the lake, and for its structural integration into its environment, with its private boat landing stage and a funicular railway. The original structure has been lavishly restored, with vividly reproduced historic facades and generous public rooms with new baroque interiors. Furniture that was made available through donations completes the success of the renovations. Thanks to marketing efforts underlining the monumental quality of this estate which has been saved in such an exemplary fashion, the Giessbach Hotel has become an object of reference for issues regarding the historic hotels of Switzerland.

Seminar Hotel

The best way of travelling to the picturesque hotel next to the famous Giessbach Falls is in style from the lake, by Europe’s oldest funicular railway. Meeting rooms, some of them historical, with panoramic views. Ultra-modern infrastructure. Belle Epoque ballroom for 220 people. Two restaurants featuring regional and international cuisine; refined vegan and vegetarian menus are served in “Le Tapis Rouge”.

Activities:

  • Wood-carving course
  • Hike to the Hinterbrugseeli on the Axalp
  • Boat cruises on Lake Brienz
  • Ride on the Brienz Rothorn railway
  • Visit to the Ballenberg open-air museum
  • Kitchen party – a look behind the scenes

4 star

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Number of rooms
72
Number of twin rooms
50
Number of beds
150

Facilities

  • Private car parks
  • Public parking
  • Internet - free
  • Very quiet rooms
  • Wi-Fi - free
  • TV
  • WC in Room
  • Radio
  • Phone
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Panoramic view
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Very quiet location

Ratings

Contact

Grandhotel Giessbach
3855 Brienz BE
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)33 952 25 25
Fax +41 (0)33 952 25 30
grandhotel@giessbach.ch
giessbach.ch

Conference rooms

Ballenberg

35 m2
Concert
Seminar
12
Banquet
Room height
3.1
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Microphone on request
  • Projection facilities on request
  • Simultaneous translation equipment on request

Salle Belle Epoque

241 m2
Concert
250
Seminar
90
Banquet
270
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Microphone available
  • Projection facilities on request
  • Simultaneous translation equipment on request
Room picture

Salon Davinet

93 m2
Concert
100
Seminar
24
Banquet
75
Room height
4.6
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Microphone on request
  • Projection facilities on request
  • Simultaneous translation equipment on request

Salon Grion

42 m2
Concert
30
Seminar
12
Banquet
12
Room height
4.6
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Microphone on request
  • Projection facilities on request
  • Simultaneous translation equipment on request

Seeblick

110 m2
Concert
60
Seminar
40
Banquet
Room height
2.4
Equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Microphone on request
  • Projection facilities available
  • Simultaneous translation equipment not available
Seminar package without overnight stay 115 CHF
Seminar package with overnight stay 270 CHF
3 course dinner 55 CHF

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Contact

Grandhotel Giessbach
3855 Brienz BE
Phone +41 (0)33 952 25 25
giessbach.ch

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