Giessbach Falls (Giessbachfälle) are lovely waterfalls located at the southern shore of beautiful Lake Brienz in Bernese Oberland. I’ve spotted this lovely waterfalls on one of my previous trips to this region, passing it by on the boat. They were so beautiful and majestic, I wished to return to this place. On a gloomy winter day in February my wish came true. I’ve returned to the Giessbach Falls and experienced the falls from the different angle.
In February, when my husband and were heading home from Grindelwald, we spontaneously decided to stop by the Giessbach Falls for a walk. We followed the directions on our navigation which took us to the small public parking space nearby the Grand Hotel Giessbach. We left our car there and walked to the waterfalls.
The Giessbach Falls tumble down in many cascades from a height of 400 meters. In the winter-time they didn’t have much water and they were much less impressive than I remembered. In spite of that, they were lovely.
Since the 19th century there has been a footpath that leads to and under the waterfall. We walked this path and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of this place.
Nearby the waterfalls, app. 100 meters above the Lake Brienz, historic Grand Hotel Giessbach was built in the late 19th century. Because the hotel was according to the information on the internet closed and we were already a bit tired, we didn’t walk to it. We’ve only admired it from the distance.
After a lovely walk around the area, we left Giessbach Falls, determined to return in on a warmer day in spring or summer.