Brienz, a cozy village in Switzerland

Brienz is located in the middle of charming mountains at the eastern end of turquoise-coloured Lake Brienz. The cosy village is starting point for excursions to the Bernese Oberland, the Ballenberg Open-air Museum but also to Lucerne or Interlaken or across the nearby Alpine passes. Read more
Brienz does feel domesticated–as it should, having been inhabited for the better part of a thousand years. The local church dates back to the 12th Century, and some of the town’s houses and hotels were built in 1600s. Even the modern chalets look as if they might have been built a century or two ago, with their traditional overhanging roofs and heavy wooden balconies. Brienz is a classic Bernese Oberland resort–and if that means the atmosphere is a bit touristy, so what? Tourism has been a part of this region’s culture since the British and Germans began coming here in the middle of the 19th Century. Read here

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