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Obwaldner Höhenweg
Obwaldner Höhenweg
Stage 3, Schönbüel (OW)–Brünigpass
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Obwaldner Höhenweg
Stage 4, Brünigpass–Melchsee-Frutt
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 9, Brünigpass–Interlaken
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ViaJacobi
Stage 8, Flüeli-Ranft–Brünigpass
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Grenzpfad Napfbergland
Grenzpfad Napfbergland
Stage 6, Brienzer Rothorn–Brünigpass
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Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 5, Meiringen–Sarnen
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Lakes Route
Stage 4, Spiez–Meiringen
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Aare Route
Stage 2, Meiringen–Spiez
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Haslital Route
Haslital Route
Route 381, Brienz–Meiringen
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Lungererseerundfahrt
Lungererseerundfahrt
Route 701, Lungern–Kaiserstuhl–Lungern
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Brünigpass

Brünigpass

Well known for the Brünigschwinget (Swiss wrestling) that is held at a natural arena near its summit, the Brünig Pass connects the Bernese Oberland with Central Switzerland and runs from Meiringen (BE) to Lungern and Giswil (OW). The Bernese Oberland resort of Hasliberg can be reached by road from the pass summit.
The Brünig pass road is open year-round and has, despite its relatively low altitude of 1,002 metres, several hairpin bends on both sides of the summit. This makes it highly popular with motorbike and cycling enthusiasts. A narrow-gauge cogwheel track of the Zentralbahn crosses the pass. The first trains ran in 1888 between Alpnachstad and Brienz. The pass road forks on the Bernese side: one road descends to Meiringen, the other descends in the direction of Brienz and Interlaken.

The topography of the Brünig with its wave-like formations dotted with large boulders was influenced by a branch of the Aare river. Specimens of granite and gneiss can be found here. The traditional yearly Brünigschwinget (Swiss wrestling) has been held at the centre of this rugged landscape since 1904. In a natural arena, central Swiss, Bernese and in alternate years participants from north-eastern, north-western and south-western Switzerland compete for the coveted Brünig victory wreath. Traditional music, yodel, flag-waving and alphorn-playing accompany the event, making it a folk festival.

The Brünig Pass is starting point, stage or finishing point of many hikes. The route between the Brienzer Rothorn and the Brünig, for example, is highly popular. The pass also lies on the Route of St. James and the ViaSbrinz.

A leisure facility at the Brünig Pass is the underground shooting range encompassing an area of over 10,000 square metres in the mountain rock. Activities on offer are classical sports shooting, archery, darts and blowpipe.

Highlights

  • Indoor Schiess-Sport-Zentrum Brünig – underground shooting range covering an area of over 10,000 square metres hewn out of the rock face. Activities include classical sports shooting, archery, darts and blowpipe.
  • Brünigbahn – The narrow-gauge Brünig Railway runs from Interlaken via Brienz to the Brünig Pass, continuing to Lucerne and Engelberg. It’s an interesting trip that doesn’t just appeal to railway enthusiasts.
  • Resort of Lungern-Schönbüel on the eastern side of the Brünig Pass. The surrounding areas of the Lungernsee in Canton Obwalden are popular with hikers and nature lovers and there is a family friendly winter ski region.
  • Hasliberg – resort situated on a long high plateau with several distinct districts. Above the resort lies an attractive region for hikers and winter sports lovers alike.
Well known for the Brünigschwinget (Swiss wrestling) that is held at a natural arena near its summit, the Brünig Pass connects the Bernese Oberland with Central Switzerland and runs from Meiringen (BE) to Lungern and Giswil (OW). The Bernese Oberland resort of Hasliberg can be reached by road from the pass summit.
The Brünig pass road is open year-round and has, despite its relatively low altitude of 1,002 metres, several hairpin bends on both sides of the summit. This makes it highly popular with motorbike and cycling enthusiasts. A narrow-gauge cogwheel track of the Zentralbahn crosses the pass. The first trains ran in 1888 between Alpnachstad and Brienz. The pass road forks on the Bernese side: one road descends to Meiringen, the other descends in the direction of Brienz and Interlaken.

The topography of the Brünig with its wave-like formations dotted with large boulders was influenced by a branch of the Aare river. Specimens of granite and gneiss can be found here. The traditional yearly Brünigschwinget (Swiss wrestling) has been held at the centre of this rugged landscape since 1904. In a natural arena, central Swiss, Bernese and in alternate years participants from north-eastern, north-western and south-western Switzerland compete for the coveted Brünig victory wreath. Traditional music, yodel, flag-waving and alphorn-playing accompany the event, making it a folk festival.

The Brünig Pass is starting point, stage or finishing point of many hikes. The route between the Brienzer Rothorn and the Brünig, for example, is highly popular. The pass also lies on the Route of St. James and the ViaSbrinz.

A leisure facility at the Brünig Pass is the underground shooting range encompassing an area of over 10,000 square metres in the mountain rock. Activities on offer are classical sports shooting, archery, darts and blowpipe.

Highlights

  • Indoor Schiess-Sport-Zentrum Brünig – underground shooting range covering an area of over 10,000 square metres hewn out of the rock face. Activities include classical sports shooting, archery, darts and blowpipe.
  • Brünigbahn – The narrow-gauge Brünig Railway runs from Interlaken via Brienz to the Brünig Pass, continuing to Lucerne and Engelberg. It’s an interesting trip that doesn’t just appeal to railway enthusiasts.
  • Resort of Lungern-Schönbüel on the eastern side of the Brünig Pass. The surrounding areas of the Lungernsee in Canton Obwalden are popular with hikers and nature lovers and there is a family friendly winter ski region.
  • Hasliberg – resort situated on a long high plateau with several distinct districts. Above the resort lies an attractive region for hikers and winter sports lovers alike.

Arrival and return Brünigpass

Adresse

Tourist Information Hasliberg
Twing
6084 Hasliberg
Tel. +41 (0)33 972 51 51
info@haslital.ch
www.haslital.ch

Services

Accommodation

Gasthaus Brünig Kulm
Gasthaus Brünig Kulm
Meiringen
Hof Goldey
Hof Goldey
Unterbach BE
Hotel Rebstock
Hotel Rebstock
Meiringen
Santschi Hof
Santschi Hof
Unterbach BE
bett und zmorge
bett und zmorge
Meiringen
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Places of interest

Aareschlucht
Aareschlucht
Meiringen–Reuti
Meiringen–Reuti
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Brünigpass
Obwaldner Höhenweg
Obwaldner Höhenweg
Stage 3, Schönbüel (OW)–Brünigpass
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Obwaldner Höhenweg
Obwaldner Höhenweg
Stage 4, Brünigpass–Melchsee-Frutt
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 9, Brünigpass–Interlaken
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 8, Flüeli-Ranft–Brünigpass
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Grenzpfad Napfbergland
Grenzpfad Napfbergland
Stage 6, Brienzer Rothorn–Brünigpass
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Cycling in

Brünigpass
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 5, Meiringen–Sarnen
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Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 4, Spiez–Meiringen
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 2, Meiringen–Spiez
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Haslital Route
Haslital Route
Route 381, Brienz–Meiringen
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Lungererseerundfahrt
Lungererseerundfahrt
Route 701, Lungern–Kaiserstuhl–Lungern
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