Holidays directly on Lake Brienz

Experience the interplay of mountains and water

This is the perfect place for lovers of both water and mountains. Do you want to be active on the water or perhaps even dive into it? Marvel at the reflection of the mountains on the lake. Be enchanted by the turquoise colour of Lake Brienz. The two picturesque villages of Bönigen and Iseltwald edge the shores and will become your home. This is the perfect place for your excursions into the mountains, hikes and cultural experiences.

  • Your holiday programme: mountains and lakes in one

  • For lovers of both water and mountains

  • The starting point for adventures on the water

  • A piece of home right by the lake

Everything for the perfect holiday on water

The first impression is awesome. The quiet splashing of the waves on the shores of the lake and the striking turquoise-coloured water of the lake seem to take a magic hold. You’ve arrived, in Bönigen and Iseltwald. The two villages are just a few minutes from Interlaken on the shores of Lake Brienz. Two mountain ranges with green meadows and forests, right up to impressive peaks, are reflected in the water. Adventures on the water, a high-speed ride on a jet boat, a leisurely cruise on the steamship or powerful strokes in a kayak, are waiting to be enjoyed. Nature lovers and water rats will be in paradise here. The central location is ideal for your excursions in the Jungfrau region and around the lake.

Your highlights in Bönigen-Iseltwald

Interplay of tradition and present

Holzhaus mit grünen Balken und Holzscheiten sowie schönen Geranien auf einem Dorfrundgang durch Bönigen

Traditions are respected and cultivated in the typical Bernese Oberland village of Bönigen. You will hear and see folklore sounds and traditional costumes at the concert on the quay directly beside the jetty on the lake. Go on your own voyage of discovery round the village and investigate the small alleys and wooden houses which were built from the 16th to the 18th century. The village museum and the guided village tour provide you with fascinating insights into the over-800-year history of Bönigen.

360-Grad-Umdrehung mit Wasserspritzer während der Jetboat Tour auf dem türkisen Brienzersee

Back to the present, the water is a temptation you won't be able to resist: brave the lake on a jet boat, a fun adventure. An afternoon at the lido will make you forget about your everyday routine. You simply cannot get enough of the wonderful nature? Then go for a walk along the shores of the lake towards Iseltwald or walk up towards the Schynige Platte through magnificent forests.

Fishing village in the picturesque bay

Eine feine Nebelschwade hängt über dem malerischen Dorf Iseltwald. In der Bucht treiben mehrere Boote.

Iseltwald is the only village on the left-hand shore of Lake Brienz. Nestled in a small bay, the fishing village begs you to stay and enjoy. Naturally, you will taste fresh fish here, sitting on a patio or in a panorama restaurant, always with a view of the lake and mountains. The promontory with the ornate Seeburg Castle and small “snail island” round off the romantic picture. This is where you will experience the true power of water: rowing, surfing, bathing – an attractive selection!

Goldene Herbststimmung entlang des Brienzersees. Der Wanderweg führt romantisch verschlungen durch die malerische Natur..

Iseltwald is also the perfect starting point for a hike to the impressive and refreshing Giessbach waterfall. Right next to the historical Grandhotel Giessbach, it thunders directly into Lake Brienz. After an enjoyable hike or a cruise on the steamship Lötschberg, you will really unwind at the lido.


Your piece of home on the shores of Lake Brienz

Just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Interlaken, you will find your very own home away from home for that perfect holiday on the lake shore in Bönigen and Iseltwald. Are you looking for a hotel for a longer holiday or have you just come to the region spontaneously? Are you travelling alone, as a couple, with friends or family? Discover the selection of hotels, charming chalets and historical buildings. For an individual holiday, there is a good range of holiday homes and apartments with wonderful views of the lake or mountains. Or are you looking forward to a cosy camping site with a view of the lake? Go on holiday to Bönigen-Iseltwald for an unforgettable experience directly on the lake.

Contact the local tourist office

Address and contact

Bönigen-Iseltwald Tourismus
Seestrasse 6
3806 Bönigen

Tel. +41 33 822 29 58
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