Seehotel Baren Brienz
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Train from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken OST.
LAKE BRIENZ FERRY
Boat dock for Lake Brienz Ferry is right next to train station.
Bankettsitzplate 144 Ferry -- top deck on the boat is for first-class (use Swiss pass)
This is such a beautiful boat ride stopping at different towns. Having our luggage makes it too difficult to …
... br> Next we checked out and headed to Thun by bus. Thun was quite unexpectedly lovely. There was this Castle of Thun that we had to climb a great number of steps. Wasn't very much / just a simple museum. But the views from this picturesque town was amazing.It was a lovely castle though simple yet well-maintained. This town reminded me alot on those quaint towns of UK.
Can't say very much ...
... arrived to an overcast Zurich afternoon with the temperature around 8oC. Easily walked the 400 metres to our hotel with bags in tow, and checked in. Once we'd freshened up, we strolled down to Old Town, along the rivers edge, and were struck by how few people were around ( both local and tourist) and how few souvenir stores were in evidence. It only took us about half an hour to walk the length of Old Town, taking ...
... then we did some souvenir shopping (there is only 1 souvenir shop in Zurich!), along the way wandered across a church. After the church we headed to the lake and did a massive walk, the lake and the surrounding mountains were pretty impressive but it wasn't the clearest day ever. After our walk and some pretty average gelati we headed back to Zurich. Unfortunately we didn't hop in a paddle boat and chase swans!
... we then took another big gondola back down to the valley floor. We then caught a bus back to Lauterbrunnen, with plenty of time to spare for Keith to log on to the McGill website and register for his courses. (He got all the ones he wanted).
After Keith was finished his important business, and after we had eaten lunch, we walked to the Trummelbach falls, a set of ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
The balcony view of the lake is fantastic! Small room; sink is behind screen in room. Small bathroom; tiny shower. This is an old building, and the air freshener drove Lois' allergies nuts! Glad we are here only 1 night. Breakfast has a great selection of tea, cereal, meat, cheese but not much else. Brienze is a beautful little town at the end of the lake, and we'd definitely come back here but would not stay at his hotel. From boat dock, it's about a half mile walk to hotel. (TIP: Walk up to sidewalk rather than along gravel lake path if you are pulling luggage)
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