, a short boat trip across the lake takes you to Geissbach and a little funicular from the jetty brings you to the Grand Hotel Giessbach, a fairytale castle looking down across the lake.
Evening at the Brienzer Rothorn overlooking Lake Brienz
and the Alps of the Bernese Oberland and left, Jennifer has a go at playing the Swiss alphorn with limited success
While the new Attica Pass gives travellers the opportunity to discover the Greek islands by ferry, the Swiss boat services on Lake Brienz
and Lake Thun are now completely integrated into the Interrail Global Pass.
The organizers are especially pleased to be able to present the annual prize "Der Goldene Bogen", made possible by the Foundation of the Violin Building School in Brienz
We cruised both lakes Thun and Brienz
and all too soon it was time to return home arriving two days later.
Interlaken is a small attractive town - situated on the valley floor between, as the name suggests, two lakes, Brienz
A cruise from Brienz
to Interlaken, the waters a deep aqua in colour, was also stunning.
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.
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.
As Interlaken's name suggests it is tucked between two beautiful lakes, Thun and Brienz
, and is surrounded by a trio of majestic peaks - the Eiger (Ogre), Monch (Monk) and Jungfrau (Virgin).
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.