Brienz is situated near the place where the
river “Aare” flows into the lake of Brienz. The village is
surrounded by breathtaking mountain chains, the Brienzer Rothorn
on the right and the Axalp on the left side of the lake.
The magical lake of Brienz is the deepest and cleanest lake in
all of Switzerland.
Brienz is known for its wooden sculptures and hosts the only
Swiss school of wood sculpture. This local craft art has a long
tradition in our region. The school of violin makers is also
located in our village.
Brienz offers a multitude of highlights, such as the world known
rural museum “Ballenberg” and the steam train leading to the
Brienzer Rothorn, our local mountain on which slopes Brienz
rests. During the Summer season festival performances will
traditionally take place either at Ballenberg, or close by at
the lake or near the church. Year by year you can enjoy,
surrounded by this wonderful scenery, plays by famous authors
and acted by reputed performers together with local amateurs.
Brienz, is for us the one and only point of departure for
multiple excursions, contemplative walks, boat rides, hiking and
climbing, swimming in the fresh lake, biking and rollerblading,
for pleasurable golf and tennis.
Opposite of the village, slightly on a mound above the lake,
towers the historical and beautiful Grandhotel Giessbach. It is
situated in a large park ground through which the wild rivulet
of Giessbach jumps in magnificent cascades over the rocks.
During the Winter season Axalp near Brienz is the family place
par excellence and Hasliberg invites sportsmen and adepts for
glamorous rides, snowboarding and paragliding. During the cold
season many exciting events and happenings will take place and a
lot of fun is right there for you.
Brienz and the surrounding places organize through out the year
shows, festivities and entertainment. The fantastic nature, the
wild Bernese Alps, the friendly inhabitants of the region and
the magical lake are the ideal combination for your thrilling
You find everything you can wish for an interesting nature
enveloped, sometimes active and sometimes relaxing, holiday.
Magical Lake of
Brienz – Source of energy
Our ancestors felt the magic of the mountains, for them they
were the site of goblins, elfs and gods; yet they were full of
mystery, frightening and rejecting. In ancient times they were
also a tremendous nature barrier for the local people.
Today the mountains and lakes are easily accessible for the
tourists and the inhabitants of the nearby cities enjoy them as
huge holiday-fun park. However, they consider the mountains as
part of a different world, where you find the typical, real and
archaic Swiss. In our opinion we are just deeply rooted citizens
loving the countryside and the newcomers are happy to live in
such beautiful nature surroundings.
We attest that the lake of Brienz as well as our genuine and
still unspoiled nature have magical power. We are receiving from
our lake-world the daily force and energy to be, at
any moment, fully at the disposal of our guests.
The team of the Seehotel Bären endeavours to bring back to you
the glance of magic. You will visit the location of the energy-centres,
you live magical moments, you feel the mysterious energy of the
crystals, the unfathomable power of nature and of healing hands.
We will prove to you that this mountain-lake oasis is deeply
connected with a magical soul-feeling. This is our personal aim
The Seehotel Bären, Ayurveda and the Lake of Brienz – it’s pure