Interlaken, Brienz and Rothorn, Part 3

The last day of our stay was the most beautiful weather-wise.
We started out with a boat trip on Lake Brienz.

Here's our boat waiting for us to go aboard.

We both liked this blue and white painted house overlooking the lake

Here's that wonderful turquoise water again.
The Swiss flag hangs loosely down so that we can see the surrounding mountains!

We approach the port of Giessbach Falls.
There was a wedding party about to come on the boat.

"The Giessbach brook has its source in the high valleys and basins of the Faulhorn-Sägis Valley and feeds the world famous Giessbach Falls, 
which tumble into Lake Brienz near the landing stage.
 Since the 19th century, there has been a footpath that leads to and under the waterfall. Since that time the 14 steps of the Giessbach Falls have been named after Bernese heroes."

The rushing water from the falls reaches the lake.

Taken from the moving boat,

We get off the boat and take our places in the open panorama carriage of the Rothorn Steam-train.
It takes about an hour for the small steam locomotive to reach the Brienzer Rothorn
which is at an altitude of 2350 metres.
This rail service has been running since 1892!

We start our ascent alongside this farmhouse with Lake Brienz below.

Here's another train coming down the mountainside which crosses us as we go up.
I leant out of the carriage to take the photo as we drew near.

We go through stunning landscapes with mountain chalets and cows in their alpine pastures.
The cows are very tiny, but we can just see them on the lower left 
and just above the chalets.

The mountain landscapes are impressive and beautiful.

Now we are high enough to see the lake below and the train tracks on the lower left.

There were still small patches of snow.

Amazing mountain formation jutting out with the lake below.

Just a little higher up

Higher still and we were higher than the clouds!

Lovely to see this little train go down the mountain as we sat in a restaurant at the top
to have our lunch.

This train is puffing up the last part and we'll be taking it to go down to Lake Brienz again.
Then we took the regular train back to Interlaken instead of the boat.

What a wonderful view greeted us in Interlaken of the beautiful Jungfrau Mountain,

This blog entry concludes the three lovely days we spent in this beautiful area
of the Bernese Oberland.

If you would like to read more about this area,
you can click on the link HERE


  1. Wow - amazing scenery. So beautiful. Xxx

  2. Again wonderful pictures. The little steam train looks cute in the scenery. You have a good eye to catch the right moment.
    Have a good day!

    1. So lovely to see you, Gabi! I loved that little steam train as well! My next blog entry will be more about places nearer home with plenty of colourful flowers and lakeside walks as well!

  3. Oh, what gorgeous photos I'm waking up to today, Sandra! Just like something out of a travel magazine. I especially love the last one--and the one with the little chalets and cows reminds me of "Heidi." How wonderful to take this trip with your daughter. Will you be making more trips in the future? I hope so as I truly enjoy seeing your part of the world :) Enjoy your day ♥


  4. Thank you, Carol. We had such a lovely time! Yes, I'll be off on a little trip at the end of this week to join my son and his wife and my daughter in the pre-Alps in an area called the Gruyère (where the famous Swiss cheese comes from). So I'm sure I'll be putting up more photos after that!

  5. Thank you again for sharing these wonderful pictures. I love the water, the mountains, the little train that reminds me of Poirot on the Orient Express.
    Have a nice week end and eat a few Gruyère for me , too.

    1. thank you, Miriam and I'm glad you enjoyed this little visit into the mountains! That little mountain train was great fun.
      I'm just back from the Gruyère with my children and we had a wonderful, starting off okur visit with a delicious fondue!

  6. You always go to the most scenic places. I like the mountain views the most.

    Have a lovely day.

    1. Thank you, lissa. I really enjoyed being in this lovely area for a few days and the train ride into the higher mountains was one of my favourite outings! Though I wouldn't enjoy being in the mountains all the year round.

  7. Hi Sandra,
    It looks like you had a lovely time with perfect weather to show off all the glory.

    1. How lovely to see you Tammie! Yes, the weather was really good on that last day of our three days away! It's such a beautiful area!