Brienzer Rothorn – steam mountain

Bernese Oberland

Mörlialp

Mörlialp

Axalp Top

Axalp Top

Brienz Rothorn Bahn

Brienz Rothorn Bahn

Hotel Brienzerburli

Hotel Brienzerburli

Brienz Dorf Fischerbrunnenplatz Brienz

Brienz Dorf Fischerbrunnenplatz Brienz

Axalp

Axalp

Puffing we head on and up in Brienz, while ascending in a second climb from Sörenberg. On the south side with steam since 1892, and aboard large cabins on the mountain railway from the north. But views from both sides are pretty much the same – impressive, panoramic and in points 2350-meters high!

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It takes around an hour for the small steam locomotive to push the red scenic carriage uphill from Lake Brienz all the way to the Brienzer Rothorn – and much of the machinery stems from the time it was founded. From from the Unesco Biosphere Entlebuch (Sörenberg) region a cable car makes its way up to the Rothorn – in contrast to the steam locomotive, both during summer and winter.

Equally as diverese are also the views: From Bernese Alps to Lake Brienz and Grimsel region, as well as the Pilatus or Hogant. Summit restaurants and mountain guesthouse add to a warm welcome here, as well as guaranteeing a memorable stay! And hikes down to the Planalp, direction Brünig or even as far as the Kemmeriboden-bad add to geat adventure.

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Altitude: 2350m
Accessibility: With central rail from Interlaken Ost or Lucerne to Brienz, steam train to the Brienzer Rothorn. With Postbus from Schüpfheim to the Rothorn rail valley station (Sörenberg), cable car to the Rothorn.
View: Over Lake Brienz, Bernese Alps, north-eastern high Alps, Niesen, Schrattenfluh, Pilatus, Säntis and Glärnisch
Attractions: The majority of trains with steam-powered locomotives, and many of the carriages open.
Culinary aspects: Two restaurants (Brienz/steam-train mountain station and Sörenberg cable car)
Overnight stays: only at the Berghaus Rothorn Kulm: new rooms, multi-bed rooms and tourist dormitory
Groups: Rothorn Kulm: Bergrestaurant 250, panorama terrace 120 seats
Summit-Restaurant Rothorn: 120 seats inside, 60 places on the terrace
Winter: Ski operations with Sörenberg cable car and Eisee chairlift; the steam train from Brienz doesn’t travel in winter
Special comments: Free steam-train rides on your birthday

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