Iseltwald, Switzerland, is a small municipality in the canton of Bern in Central Switzerland. Around four hundred thirty inhabitants permanently live in the village on the southern shore of Lake Brienz (in German, "Brienzersee"). The lake is one of the cleanest in Switzerland. The official language in the canton of Bern is German.
The whole municipality belongs to the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. The highlight is the former scenic castle Seeburg, which is located on the shore of Lake Brienz. Nowadays, it is used as a congress and rehabilitation centre. The main attraction for most tourists is the nature and the numerous outdoor activities that are available in and around Iseltwald. In summer, you can expect in the canton of Bern maximum average temperatures ranging from twenty-one and twenty-three degrees Celsius. In winter, maximum temperatures of approximately six degrees Celsius are possible. If you plan to go up to the top of the mountains, the temperatures will be significantly lower.
If you want to stay in Inseltwald, you can choose from several hotels, holiday apartments, campsites, and hostel in Iseltwald, Switzerland, which enable a beautiful view on the lake and the surrounding mountains. The Iseltwald, Switzerland hostel is situated right on the shore of Lake Brienz. The panorama from your Iseltwald, Switzerland hostel is great, the facilities are of good quality, and the prices are very reasonable.
The area is very suitable for passionate hikers. The paths along the shoreline take sport enthusiasts to the old Grandhotel Giessbach with the nearby waterfall and Böningen. The village of Böningen offers a rich history and beautiful authentic architecture. Several mountain hikes starting right above the village of Inseltwald are available, as well. From there you can hike up to Faulhorn Mountain. The summit is just under three thousand metres high and offers a breathtaking view of the mountain ranges and valleys of the region Berner Oberland. In Lake Brienz, you can try out water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing, and sailing. If you are into more relaxing ways to discover the lake, book a an excursion with the steamboat.
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