10 Interesting Facts About Brienz


Facts About Brienz

  1. The first settlements date from the neolithic and Bronze Ages. In the 5th century BC.
  2. The official language of Brienz is the Swiss variety of Standard German. 
  3. Brienz is a municipality in the administrative district of Interlaken-Oberhasli in the canton of Berne in Switzerland.
  4. On 31 December 2009 Amtsbezirk Interlaken, the municipality’s former district, was dissolved. On the following day, 1 January 2010, it joined the newly created Verwaltungskreis Interlaken-Oberhasli.
  5. Giessbach Falls with the Giessbachbahn, the oldest funicular in Europe.
  6. Brienz is twinned with: Shimada, Japan; Shizuoka, Japan & Tryavna, Bulgaria.
  7. Notable resident of Brienz: Heinrich Federer & Rosa Neuenschwander. 
  8. The parish of Brienz includes Oberried am Brienzersee, Schwanden bei Brienz, Hofstetten bei Brienz and Brienzwiler.
  9. The Ballenberg open-air museum of nearly 100 original century-old buildings from all over Switzerland.
  10. The urbanized village of Brienz and the Hotel Giessbach are both part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.
Interesting Brienz Facts