Brienz


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Brienz

(brēĕnts`), town (1990 pop. 2,849), Bern canton, central Switzerland, on the northeast shore of the Lake of Brienz. A center of the Swiss woodcarving industry, it is also a resort. The Lake of Brienz (11 sq mi/28 sq km), traversed by the Aare River, is highly scenic.
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In this time the diversion of traffic on the main road K6 Brienz to - Interlaken (Brienzerseeweiche BRW) take place.
The cogwheel train is a favourite with the locals, climbing more than 5,000 feet to the summit and offering views of the snow-capped mountains and the turquoise-coloured Lake Brienz.
From there you get trips to Lucerne, the Brienz Steam railway and a cruise, cable car trips - and, topping all that, the Jungfrau Railway and Europe's highest station, Jungfraujoch.
However, it has now been established beyond all doubt that all such carvings were the sole province of the Swiss, the industry originating in the picturesque town of Brienz, a pretty lakeside town near Interlaken.
The oldest one of them 'all is what is called Swiss Mountain Cheese, also known as Sbrinz (the name comes from ml old spelling of the Swiss market town of Brienz in the Bernese Oberland).
As he reaches the last crate, he is filled with images of "the rooms where these books had been housed, of my student's den in Munich, of my room in Bern, of the solitude of Iseltwald on the lake of Brienz, and finally of my boyhood room, the former location of only four or five of the several thousand volumes that are piled up around me.
He drives through Brienz, but on this occasion, ignores 'the seduction of its bewildering array of Swiss carvings and the clamorous hoo-hooing of its cuckoo clocks' (p.
Lake Geneva, Lake Leman (the largest lake in Europe), Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, Lake Lucerne, Lake Maggiore (partially in Italy), Lake Lugano (partially in Italy), and Lake Constance (partially in Germany) are only a few of the summer attractions for tourists.
Explore the lakes of Brienz and Thun by paddle steamer and take a cable car to the 360-degree panoramic revolving restaurant at the Schilthorn, made famous by 007.
Steamers ply the waters of lakes Brienz, Constance, Geneva, Lucerne, Lugano, Maggiore, Morat, Neuchatel, Thun, and Zurich.
Invitation to tender: EP Interlaken Ost - Brienz - ABL (Phase 52/53) Local Management DLT-EES works and AP engineering services for phases 52-53 (Performance of work, commissioning, completion) .
Rail enthusiasts had been looking forward to seeing the loco, built in 1891, from the Brienz Rothorn Bahn (BRB) near Interlaken, in action on the Snowdon Mountain Railway for a four-week stay.