December 17, 2000
I started out very early, and made a very bold move in attempting to take both lake cruises in one day. While I suceeded in this mission...it didn't allow me much time to explore the sights that were to be found along the way. I would suggest either two days for the two lakes or to concentrate your attentions on just one of them. I found that Lake Brienz (Brienzersee) was the more attractive of the two.
Each lake is a blue green color that comes from the fact that the lakes are glacial feed. The mountains that surround them are resplendent and offer spectacular photo oppurtunities. On each voyage you are given several oppurtunities to disembark and see the sites of a particular village or town. I really enjoyed a stop at Geisbach See to view the rugged waterfall, and at Thun to explore this charming town.
With the purchase of your ticket it allows you use of the public rail and bus system to return to Interlaken, if you miss the last boat (which I did).
As I said, the journeys are a treat and great way to see the sites in a relaxed way!
From journal Interesting Interlaken - Switzerland's Gem