Although the railway has been subject to certain technical renewal, today it radiates the same nostalgic charm and romantic as it did way back in the year 1879.
The funicular railway travels a 345 meter-long stretch ascending a total 93 meter altitude on having reached the enchanting Grand Hotel with hotel-own boat pier on the Giessbach. The four minute ride takes you through the woods, over bridges and alongside waterfalls.
The way to see the multi-level waterfalls is on foot, with one of the footpaths leading behind the waterfall without you getting wet.
Boat ride on Lake Brienz from Interlaken Ost or from Brienz to Lake Giessbach, with the funicular railway to the hotel and waterfall
Access also by car
View: Over the waterfall and Lake Brienz as far as the Brienzer Rothorn
Attractions: Historic hotel, historic funicular railway, 14 water levels cascading over 500 meters
Culinary aspects: "Les Cascades" park restaurant for gourmet palates
Overnight stays: 70 romantic rooms, tower room and suites
Groups: Modern conference and meeting room offers (6 rooms, detailed conference and seminar brochures), banquets for up to 200 people
Winter: The hotel is open for special events in winter
Special comments: A tranquil oasis far from everyday hectic and traffic