Your experience on Lake Brienz

Picturesque Bernese Oberland

On the way from Goldswil to Ringgenberg and further along the lakeside path to Niederried, you will experience fascinating views of Lake Brienz, the Aare and the mountains. You will go past historical churches, castles and ruins that tell the region’s story. After taking a dip in the Lake Burgseeli or the more invigorating Lake Brienz, you will enjoy the calm of the snug villages. Ringgenberg, Goldswil and Niederried all enjoy central positions and are perfect starting points for your excursions into the Holiday Region Interlaken.

  • Combine nature and history

  • Your holiday high above Lake Brienz

  • Snug villages and exciting excursions

  • Your holiday along the lakeside path

  • On the trail of history

A lakeside path with tradition

Lake Brienz, turquoise in colour and nestled between two impressive mountain ranges, is adorned with snug villages. Discover Ringgenberg-Goldswil for yourself. Enjoy the calm of nature. Jump into the cool water! The villages Ringgenberg and Goldswil are just a few minutes from Interlaken on the sunny slopes along Lake Brienz. The perfect starting point for walks and hikes as well as excursions into the Bernese Oberland. The path from Goldswil takes you via the “cat track” to Ringgenberg and further along the lakeside path to Niederried. On warm summer evenings, you will discover folklore, typical Swiss tradition and entertaining guest evenings.

Your highlights in Ringgenberg-Goldswil-Niederried

Historical sites with a view

Dorfmuseum Schlossweid inmitten des malerischen Dorfs Ringgenberg

You will come across it when walking along the Aare towards Goldswil: the ruined church at Goldswil. It stands on a hill almost like a lighthouse and is said to have been one of the first churches in the region. A visit will let you experience the calm of nature as well as a riveting panorama view. Your trip will take you on towards the centre of the village of Ringgenberg. Going past picturesque chalets, centuries old, made of dark wood, you eventually come to the renovated stöckli (outhouse), by the church, so typical of the region.

Burgruine Goldswil thront auf einem bewaldeten Hügel oberhalb des Brienzersees und der Aare

Continue to discover times gone by and go on to Ringgenberg Castle. The church organ once played by Felix Mendelssohn is still in the castle church, the landmark of Ringgenberg. On the way to Niederried, you will once again be amazed by the view over the turquoise Lake Brienz. Once you arrive at the ruins of Schadenburg, you will find out all about the legend of the unfinished dungeon.


Fun and enjoyment in the water and when hiking

Direkt am idyllischen Burgseeli liegt das gleichnamige Naturstrandbad mitten in einem Naturschutzgebiet

The situation of Ringgenberg-Goldswil-Niederried means one thing is inevitable: from the Aare to Lake Brienz, you always come back to the shores of the lake. On a trip on the historical steamship Lötschberg or on a passenger ferry on the lake, you will sail past picturesque villages and the fascinating mountain panorama. The Burgseeli lido in Ringgenberg is a world of idyllic nature around the small lake. It's the perfect place for people of all ages to cool off.

SUP im Brienzersee im Strandbad Niederried

The open air swimming pool in Niederried, which has direct access to the lake, also extends an invitation to swim in Lake Brienz. The winding, wide and family-friendly lakeside path from Ringgenberg to Niederried takes you through forests and over meadows, and still provides you with views of the lake and mountains. On the way, you can quench your thirst for knowledge on the Planetary Path and marvel at the relative sizes of the planets in the solar system.


Spend your holidays on the shores of Lake Brienz

Just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Interlaken, you will find a fine selection of hotels, holiday apartments and two wonderful camping sites in Ringgenberg-Goldswil directly on the banks of the Aare or on the shores of Lake Brienz. Here, you will spend some wonderfully calm moments with a view of the turquoise lake and the unforgettable mountain panorama. Holiday apartments in all sizes will offer you and your family or friends a cosy home from home.

Contact the local tourist office

Address and contact

Tourist Information
Hauptstrasse 170
3852 Ringgenberg

Tel. +41 33 822 33 88
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