There is plentiful of interesting events around Lake Brienz during the summer months. There’s always a fantastic atmosphere at meetings, events and festivals in and around Interlaken, whether it’s an open-air concert in the mountains, customs & traditions, a huge firework display, classical concerts, or a rock festival.
We live with our traditions and customs, and nurture a fun-filled approach to all that is both traditional and novel. And that’s exciting – not just for us, but even more so for our amazed guests.

20th May

Paddle Trail Launch Festival

This taster and test will herald the offical start of the Paddle Trail and kick off the paddle sport season. Come and test kayaks, canoes and SUP-boards and join us for a fun and relaxing evening with a pasta deal and cheap drinks at our office in Hotel Oberländerhof in Bönigen.

8th-10th June

Greenfield Festival

Three-day long music festival featuring various music genres on the Interlaken airfield attracts yearly over 30 000 visitors. Among over 40 acts this year will be seen many international stars like Green Day, Blink-182 and In Flames. Festival takes place just 1km from Bönigen and 2km from Interlaken center.

23rd-25th June

Trucker & Country Festival

Shiny monster trucks and motor bikes fill up Interlaken when truckers and country lovers meet on a three-day festival end of June. It’s the biggest festival in Europe of its genre. Country and Western moods with international festival acts include this year Jo Dee Messina and The Mavericks.

3rd-6th Aug

Brienz Rock Festival

Popular rock festival in the lake side town of Brienz is celebrating its 30 anniversary this year featuring international names like Quiet Riot, The Darkness, Eclipse and Reckless Love as well as many famous local acts.

1st-2nd Sept

Brienz Lumberjack Festival

Lumberjacks gather and compete in various wood-cutting categories. Music and program for the whole family.
Wood carving has a long tradition throughout the Swiss Alps but the wood carvers of Brienz were the first to make it a source of income and made Brienz into Switzerland’s premier wood carving area.

14th Oct

Lake Brienz Run

Oldest long distance run in Switzerland. Diverse offerings for all ages range from 35-kilometre Half Marathon and Around the Lake to Youth Marathons and Walking. Event takes place around the beautiful lake Brienz and starting place is in Bönigen.