"Brienz - The town of wood-carvers" Top 5 Page for this destination Brienz by annk

Brienz Travel Guide: 70 reviews and 240 photos

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.

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  • Pros:Beautiful & picturesque, typical Swiss town, the wood-carvings
  • Cons:??
  • Last visit to Brienz: Sep 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2006 at 6:48 PM

    There is a trail over the bridge of Giessbach that ends at Interlaken. It is one on my favorite areas too. Maybe one more trip for me. I've missed the western side.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2006 at 4:42 PM

    Haha, that bear in your intro pic looks very American by design but European by size. Amazing colours of water in the lake and that 1914 steamer looks great!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2005 at 9:20 AM

    Your pictures are lovely and bring back nice memories of walking along the lake so many years ago. I didn't bring back any woodcarvings though!

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2003 at 2:36 PM

    a lovely part of Switz, i really liked the waterfalls too.

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2003 at 1:23 PM

    Nice page, Ann. Very peaceful setting.

  • Alphons's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2003 at 10:55 PM

    great page with beautiful pics, next week i go via swtzerland(Brienz too) to Italia, greetings Alphons...

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2003 at 2:18 PM

    lovely pics and great updates ! The steamboat and Giessbach are really great memories for me as well !

  • Feb 9, 2003 at 9:39 PM

    Mama always said, "Cute is what cute does." This page is so cute & precious. A mineral in my water.

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2003 at 9:25 AM

    wow!what an intro bucolic pic!


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