Destination guide

Travel to scenic Brienz

Enjoy the history and other features of Brienz. Revered for its waterfalls, lake and hiking, this city is both scenic and walkable. Eiger and Trummelbach Falls are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in Brienz

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Brienz a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Brienzer Rothorn Gondola (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Rossweid Gondola (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Meiringen-Hasliberg Cable Car (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • First Cable Car (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Wasserwendi-Lischen-Käserstatt Cable Car (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Grindelwald Grund Gondola (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Brienz

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Brienz is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Eiger (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Trummelbach Falls (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Jungfraujoch (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • Giessbach Falls (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Lake Brienz (3.1 mi / 5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Brienz

Fly into Bern (BRN-Belp), the closest airport, located 28.2 mi (45.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Zurich (ZRH), which is 55.5 mi (89.3 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Brienz Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Brienz?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 733 holiday lettings around Brienz. From 631 flats & apartments to 34 chalets, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Brienz?

Towering and mysterious, mountains are some of the most ruggedly spectacular places in the world. If you're eager to experience high-altitude living, you've come to the right place. HomeAway has no less than 160 alpine rentals available. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has plenty more property options to check out, including:

  • 141 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 61 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 56 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Brienz?

Having space to spread out your things, cooking with local ingredients, great views — if any of these things appeal to you, an apartment rental could be an excellent choice. You can choose from 471 different options with the help of HomeAway. If you make your booking soon, you could be spending as little as £47 per night. If that doesn't match your family's style, we've got a range of different self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • House: 47 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £66 per night.
  • Chalet: 36 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £86 per night.
  • Hotel: 22 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £73 per night.

Can I stay in Brienz in a large group?

There's nothing better than reconnecting with old work friends or spending a few weeks with extended family in a wonderful new locale. And what's best, HomeAway has options to suit. At the moment, apartment holiday rentals are popular for large groups of travellers here, and you'll find 118 available on our database. In the area, the properties that can house large groups of people include:

  • Are you searching for properties that can house 6 guests? We have 272 that will be ideal. Prices start from £86 per night.
  • Need a rental property for 5 guests? We have 120 that will suit. You can book one for as little as £66 a night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 8? We offer 62 rental accommodation that match your requirements. Prices start from £100 per night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can bring along your mom, your brother and all your besties to Brienz.

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