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Brienz is located in the Bernese Oberland section of Switzerland and on the northern end of Lake Brienz completely opposite of well-known Interlaken. It is most famous for its wood carvings which are displayed around town either in statue form (as shown), in a museum (which was closed during my visit), and smaller carvings for sale in the numerous tourist shops here and throughout Switzerland. Brienz is home to a woodcarving and violin making school. It is possible to tour the woodcarving school for free and observe the artisans busy at their craft.
- Pros:Beautiful & picturesque, typical Swiss town, the wood-carvings
Giessbach Falls lies directly across the lakes width and is accessible by car or boat. Besides the many picturesque... more travel advice
Steamers sail hourly during summer months. The journey from Interlaken is about 1 hour 15 minutes. Most steamers have 2... more travel advice
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