Brienz chalets, Lake Brienz Holiday rentals - chalets & holiday home to rent in Brienz

The picturesque village of Brienz lies on the upper eastern shore of the glacial waters of Lake Brienz. The cobbled Brunngasse that runs through the centre was once awarded the title most beautiful street in Europe with most of the old buildings decorated with wood carvings which is what Brienz is still famous for today.

Brienz is the starting point for many excursions and hiking trails that lead you in to the mountains of the Jungfrau region. A popular trip is up to the Brienzer Rothorn via the rack railway. At 2350m, the panoramic views of the Jungfrau peaks are spectacular.

Key facts...
Restaurants 20+
Car recommended
Ferry terminal
Nearest airport Berne (73km)
Nearest train station 2 stations in Brienz

Featured holiday rentals in Brienz

Brienz is a very popular holiday destination throughout the year but especially during the winter when the ski season arrives. There is a very good selection of self-catering holiday rentals including lakeside chalets and apartments to rent to suit all budgets.

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Things to see and do around Brienz

Lake Brienz is full of historic villages, splendid castles and provides easy access to over 500kms of hiking trails. Staying in Brienz is also the gateway to the Jungfrau area - home to some of the best ski resorts in the Bernese Oberland. A must-do trip is to take the train to Europe's highest railway station on the Jungfraujoch at 3454m and experience the panoramic views of the Alps. Another very popular day out is to take the longest cable car in the Alps to the top of the Schilthorn. This is home to the famous Piz Gloria revolving restaurant which featured in the 007 Bond movie - On Her Majesty's Secret Service


If you are visiting Brienz during the winter, you can always go skiing in one of the many nearby ski resorts such as:

Resort Distance Time
Grindelwald2030 mins
Wengen1320 mins
Mürren1825 mins
Lauterbrunnen1320 mins
grindelwald sphinx glacier

Our view on Brienz

Brienz is a very pretty village and has everything you need for your ski holiday with easy access to the ski resorts in the Jungfrau region.