Lake Brienz is massive and there are plenty of places to stop off on your voyage until you reach your final destination. One of my favourite places to stop off is the Grand Hotel Giessbach. When you first arrive at it’s dock, you will be greeted by waterfalls pouring into the lagoon.
The Hotel is situated on top of a hill and so you have two options in getting there; 1) Walk up the hill by the waterfall until you reach the top 2) Catch the Funicular! It is a little pricey at 10 Swiss Francs return, but it’s the Europe’s oldest mountain cable railway so you have to try it. It’s super cute!
At the hotel, you can enjoy a drink or meal in their ‘La Terrace’. You will have incredible views of the lake as you dine under their chic umbrellas and see the boats coming in. As an alternative view on the other side of the outdoor seating, the hotel is situated next to a picturesque waterfall in the mountain. If you’re feeling energetic, you can climb up the falls and see a panoramic view of Brienzersee!