Grandhotel Giessbach: "vacations like in the old, glorious days" Top 5 Page for this destination Berner Alpen Hotel Tip by globetrott

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  Grandhotel Giessbach in Brienz
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  • Grandhotel Giessbach in Brienz - Berner Alpen
      Grandhotel Giessbach in Brienz
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  • Grandhotel Giessbach in Brienz - Berner Alpen
      Grandhotel Giessbach in Brienz
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  • Grandhotel Giessbach in Brienz - Berner Alpen
      Grandhotel Giessbach in Brienz
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  • Grandhotel Giessbach in Brienz - Berner Alpen
      Grandhotel Giessbach in Brienz
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  • Grandhotel Giessbach in Brienz - Berner Alpen
      Grandhotel Giessbach in Brienz
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Grandhotel Giessbach is certainly one of the most beautiful hotels in the Berner Alpen and a very special place to spend a quiet vacation
The Grandhotel was built in 1855 opposite of the village of Brienz, on top of a rock overlooking Brienzersee and next to a really scenic waterfall. The most glorious times for the hotel was between 1870 and 1914 but afterwards tourism changed a lot and it was hard to fill the rooms of such a remote hotel.
In 1985 it was restored and it looks really great again from inside !! In Grandhotel Giessbach you may still breath the good old times, that seem to have stood still for ages there... Click on my picture in order to see the great details of architecture - I also have a seperate page about Giessbach, the waterfalls,the cable-car, the hotel & surroundings!


Unique Qualities: Grandhotel Giessbach is a bit off the beaten path, a place to relax, and it is very helpful to get there by your own car.
You may get to Giessbach :
1)on the road from Brienz - BUT it is quite narrow and might be dangerous at certain times, because only at a few places it is possible to pass by other cars, and it might be good to avoid the times, when the public bus goes to Axalp.
2)By ship - the elegant, traditional way, most of the tourists came that way in the good old times of the hotel. Each and every ship on Brienzersee stops there !!

Address: CH-3855 Brienz - Grandhotel Giessbach
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Take the exit for Giessbach or Axalp, when you are driving on the highway between Brienz and Interlaken, or get there by the regular ship !
othercontact: Fax:+41(0)33 952 2530
Phone: %B%CB%S4+41 (0)33 9522525
Price: N/A
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.giessbach.ch/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 12, 2006
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