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The hike starts in Brienz and continues with constant ascents and descents along the lake all the way to Interlaken. Before reaching the ruins of Schadenburg, the route offers some fantastic vantage points and idyllically situated villages.

Description

No other lake in Switzerland boasts such an incredible blue hue as Lake Brienz. The lake shimmers turquoise, then silver-blue-grey – it is simply unique. The lake is surrounded by steep, towering mountains, which are also the namesake for the various cuts of cheese available in restaurant Bären in Oberried.

The tour begins at the railway station in Brienz and leads at first along the lake past the village. Following the signs towards Interlaken, the route continues through forests, past Niederried to the ruins of Schadenburg. The trail goes down to Ringgenberg and follows the Aare Canal to Interlaken Ost railway station.

Refreshments are available in Brienz, Oberried, Ringgenberg and Interlaken. To supplement this wonderful tour, take a little detour on the cog railway up the Brienzer Rothorn or hop aboard a boat on Lake Brienz. 

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Brienz
Destination
Interlaken
Start Point
Brienz railway station
Target Point
Interlaken railway station
Direction
One way
Altitude (meter above sea level)
772 m
Ascent
693 m
Descent
695 m
Distance
20 km
Duration
5 h 40 min
Technical requirements
Easy
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
April - November
Theme
Along Water, With panoramic view, Food along the road

Map

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Contact

Interlaken Tourismus
Marktgasse 1
Postfach
3800 Interlaken
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)33 826 53 00
Fax +41 (0)33 826 53 75
mail@interlakentourism.ch
interlaken.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

20 km

Duration

5 h 40 min

Ascent

693 m

Travel information: Brienz

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