Grandhotel Giessbach is certainly one of the most romantic hotels that you may find in Switzerland : It was built in 1855 opposite of the village of Brienz, on top of a rock overlooking Brienzersee and next to a really scenic waterfall. The most glorious times for the hotel was between 1870 and 1914 but afterwards tourism changed a lot and it was hard to fill the rooms of such a remote hotel.
In 1985 it was restored and it looks really great again from inside !! In Grandhotel Giessbach you may still breath the good old times, that seem to have stood still for ages there... Click on my picture in order to see the great details of architecture - I also have a seperate page about Giessbach, the waterfalls,the cable-car, the hotel & surroundings!
Unique Quality: You may get to Giessbach :
1)on the road from Brienz - BUT it is quite narrow and might be dangerous at certain times, because only at a few places it is possible to pass by other cars, and it might be good to avoid the times, when the public bus goes to Axalp.
2)By ship - the elegant, traditional way, most of the tourists came that way in the good old times of the hotel. Each and every ship on Brienzersee stops there !!
Directions: Take the exit for Giessbach or Axalp, when you are driving on the highway between Brienz and Interlaken, or get there by the regular ship !
Giessbach, Swiss Alps, 3855, Switzerland
Hauptstr. 172, Brienz
Hauptstrasse 11, Brienz
Talstr. 15, Brienz
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Address: Giessbach, Swiss Alps, 3855, Switzerland