Giessbachfälle, Brienz

Giessbach Falls

The mighty waterfall thunders down in 14 stages over a length of 500 metres. To explore it from above, take a ride on Europe’s oldest funicular railway.

Where the Giessbach Falls end is where Lake Brienz begins. As soon as you’ve admired the powerful cascade of water by the Grand Hotel Giessbach, you’ll be tempted by a cruise on the traditional “Lötschberg” paddle steamer. It’s also worth making a detour to the village of Iseltwald, where visitors can grab a stand-up paddle board and drift across Lake Brienz.


A night in a fairytale castle

Amid mountains, forests and meadows, the Grand Hotel Giessbach has welcomed visitors for more than a century. Its restaurants, Les Cascades and Le Tapis Rouge, serve the finest cuisine. Meanwhile, the 22-hectare park and garden are full of different flowers and plants which guests can discover on a short tour. They can also enjoy a refreshing dip in the adjoining natural pool with water temperatures of up to 25℃.


Spoilt for choice