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Giessbach 1201 | Brienz, Brienz 3855, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The waterfall isn't one of the most spectacular falls in Switzerland, but it's an easy path to walk up to it from the car park and you can then walk behind the falls themselves, which is always a plus. On our last visit to the...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I recommend you do a day trip on the ferry from Breinz or take a bike ride over to the falls. they are beautiful. you can walk up as high as you like on the different tracks and suspension bridges. we also had lunch at...More

Thank MeganLouise24
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Can climb up to the view behind waterfall. Walk up and down the multiple cascades, amazing place. Can drive to it or take boat amd train up

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We had no idea that this would be one of our favorite spots on the lake. We were about to skip this spot, but decided to get off the boat to check it out. The Hotel is very unique because of its seclusion and view...More

1  Thank 435SteveB
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Whist staying in the town of Brienz we decided to drive to the falls and were not disapointed.Lovely journey up the winding roads and at the top a large car park costing 5CHF for the full day..From here it is signposted well..there is a small...More

1  Thank Jace0102
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Water cascading down 10+ levels. Beautiful, accessible with nice paths. You will need to climb several hundred feet to view everything, or you can sip a cocktail and view 3 stages from the hotel veranda. DG

Thank DenGourmand
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice waterfall walk up&down the stream - there are many photo/view points and one even from BEHIND the waterfall. We took a ferry from Brienz (return ticket 19.20 CHF) to there and a then the special railway (which should be the oldest railway of...More

Thank Pavlina J
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is definitely worth the short hike and the stop at Giessbach on the Brienz ferry. Allow two hours, including lunch.

Thank LufkinSid
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

There are quite some spots from which you can view the waterfalls. Once you've parked your car, it's a short walk to the nearest viewing point. If you decide to walk a bit up, it's possible to walk behind the falls.

Thank Herman C
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Pleasant ride in ferry from the OST station. Its about 40mins. Once reaching Giesbach, there is a walk-trail that goes around the waterfalls - provides two bridges to cross the waterfalls. I would recommend to go up there in train and then come-down walking and...More

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3 February 2018|
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Response from Sharonself | Reviewed this property |
You can get to it by boat trip. I would allow 2-3 hours depending on how much walking you like to do, and if you stop for lunch.