The picturesque village is nestled between two mountain chains, at the lower shore of Lake Brienz with meadows and picturesque wooden houses, some of which date back to the 16th century.
A village where tradition is alive and well, and where rural life is in harmony with nature. Here the mighty mountains are reflected in the deep blue waters of Lake Brienz, and the wild brooks and rivers of the glaciers in the Jungfrau Region unite and come to rest.
Bönigen at Lake Brienz near Interlaken delights visitors with its natural beauty and a myriad of leisure opportunities as well as the excellent tourism infrastruction of the Jungfrau Region and Lake Brienz. The Jungfrau Region has a network of marked hiking trails that extend over 500 kilometers, ranging from easy walks, to adventure trails, to challenging mountain tours and fixed rope routes. The extensive mountain train network of the Jungfrau Railways, with Europe’s highest railway station on the Jungfraujoch (3,454 meters above sea level), is one of the highlights of the Jungfrau Region.
Lake Brienz is one of Switzerland’s largest and deepest mountain lakes. It is famous for its impressive play of colors – crystal clear, emerald green and turquoise. What is the secret of this interplay of colors? Is it the sun’s rays that cast a magic spell on the lake by trying to penetrate the depth of 260 meters? Do the mighty mountains that are reflected in Lake Brienz impart something extraordinary to this image? Or do the glacial rivers carry the mystical secrets from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau trio into Lake Brienz?
These questions can best be answered during a visit of Lake Brienz.
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For a particularly pleasurable walk, take a stroll through the narrow, idyllic streets and admire the beautifully decorated houses in which even kings have slept. If you join the guided tour you will learn a lot of interesting facts about the old houses with their wood-carvings.