Landscape of the Swiss Lake Brienz

Landscape of the Swiss Lake Brienz

Lake Brienz (German: Brienzersee) is a lake just north of the Alps, in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. The lake has a length of about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi), a width of 2.8 kilometres (1.7 mi) and a maximum depth of 260 metres (850 ft).

The village of Brienz, from which the lake takes its name, lies on the northern shore to its eastern end. Lake Thun (German: Thunersee) is nearby. The resort town of Interlaken lies on the reach of the Aare between the two lakes. Its surrounding mountains, with dense forests, alpine meadows and glaciers, has numerous hiking and skiing trails.

There have been passenger ships on the lake since 1839. The ships in the south connect to the Giessbachbahn, a funicular which climbs up to the famous Giessbach Falls.

Video Source: Brienz 4K drone from Tranquility Horizon on Youtube CC BY

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