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Giessbach Falls, Brienz

The Giessbach Falls are actually located on the far side of the turquoise blue lake from Brienz, where water collects in the high alpine Sägis valley, channels its way down the cliffs and finally falls over 14 individual cascades and a height of over 500 metres before passing the historic Grandhotel Giessbach and emptying into the lake itself. There are several small foot bridges over the cascade and at this time of year, when rain is plentiful and melting snow adds to the flow, the waterfall is at its most impressive. The more daring visitor can choose to head up a short but steep path and pass over a small walkway behind the waterfall to capture a lovely view looking down past the hotel to the lake.

The walkway behind the Giessbach Falls

4 responses to “Giessbach Falls, Brienz”

  1. Graham MS avatar
    Graham MS

    Beautiful. Reminds me of The Heritage near Dunkeld. Or a Cadbury’s advert ;-)

  2. Mark Howells-Mead avatar

    Me too; I’ll have to revisit them and put a few online. Those from Dunkeld are here by the way:

  3. John Harnden avatar
    John Harnden

    Brilliant, the effect the slow shutter speed has, brings a true mystical feel to the scene, especially with the mist hanging in the trees in the background.

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