Intro

Ever since 1892, the Brienz Rothorn Railway in Brienz in the Bernese Oberland has been stomping, huffing and puffing towards the Brienzer Rothorn.

In roughly one hour, the small steam locomotives push the merry red panorama coaches from Lake Brienz up to the Brienzer Rothorn. Additionally, an aerial cableway makes its way to the Rothorn from the UNESCO biosphere Entlebuch (Sörenberg). Unlike the steam railway, this line also operates during winter. Whichever way visitors choose to travel up: the panoramic view from the 2350-metre summit remains positively impressive.

The view over the Bernese Alps, Lake Brienz and the Grimsel area is magnificent – as is the view of Pilatus and Hogant. Summit restaurants and the Mountain Lodge Rothorn Kulm with newly refurbished rooms guarantee a memorable stay with spectacular sunsets and sunrises. 

Information

Altitude: 2350 m a.s.l
Arrival: Zentralbahn from Interlaken Ost or Luzern to Brienz, steam cog railway to Brienzer Rothorn. PostBus from Schüpfheim to the valley station Rothornbahn (Sörenberg), aerial cableway to Rothorn
Timetable: Steam railway operates daily from June to October 
Travel duration to summit: app. 60 mins
Attractions: Almost all trains operate with steam engines, many open coaches
Food & beverage: Two restaurants (mountain station Brienz/steam railway and Sörenberg/aerial cableway)
Specials: Free ride on the steam railway on one’s birthday.

“Steam Sausage Express” Wednesdays at 10.00 hrs from June to October

Package: The package includes one return trip from Brienz to Rothorn and a typical Swiss three-course meal in the Rothorn Kulm mountain restaurant. More information

Please note: reduced rate mountain rail ascent with the Swiss Travel Pass/GA travelcard.
Buy your tickets on arrival at the station.



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Time required
4 to 8 hours (full day)
Suitable for children with age
0 to 5 years, 6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Weather
Outdoor
Category
Nature, Relax

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Contact

Brienz Rothorn Bahn
Hauptstrasse 149
Postfach
3855 Brienz BE
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)33 952 22 22
Fax +41 (0)33 952 22 10
info@brb.ch
brienz-rothorn-bahn.ch

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Brienz Rothorn Bahn
Hauptstrasse 149
Postfach
3855 Brienz BE
Phone +41 (0)33 952 22 22
brienz-rothorn-bahn.ch

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