What to see in Brienz
The city houses a very particular museum: the Ballenberg Museum, an open-air exhibition that showcases many 100 centuries-old buildings from the entire nation. The reconstructed houses and farms are dated between the 16th and 19th century.
Interesting is also the Giessbachbahn funicular, the oldest one in Europe. Owned by the Grand Hotel Giessbach the funicular connected with the Giessbach Falls. It was built in 1879 to transport tourists, the original wooden cars are still in use.
The entire village of Brienz and the Grand Hotel Giessbach are listed among the Swiss Heritage Sites.