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Brienzer Rothorn Railway with Seat Reservation

(3 Reviews)
Overview

Explore the enchanting Brienzer Rothorn with our exclusive ticket, including guaranteed seat reservations. Unwind and admire the breathtaking alpine scenery and majestic peaks while enjoying the panoramic views from your reserved seat.

  • Specific ascent time, return journey open ticket flexibility included
  • Use your phone or print out the Tickets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No booking fees
  • Discount: GA Travelcard, Swiss Half Fare Card, Swiss Travel Pass
  • Cancellation requests must be made at least 48 hours before trip time to be eligible for a refund.



Highlights
  • An unforgettable journey by steam locomotive
  • Spectacular, one-hour ride to the Brienzer Rothorn
  • Various walks from short to long
  • Unique panorama
  • The only Swiss rack railway with daily steam operation excites since 1892
  • In ideal weather, the view opens up to 693 peaks
  • A beautiful mountain hotel on the top of the mountain
Full Description

Your steam train journey begins in Brienz. From there, the 7.6 km route takes you to the Rothorn Kulm summit station. The steam locomotive and its red carriages transport you through the verdant forests, over bridges and through dark tunnels on the hour-long ride.

There is a brief stop at the midway station at Planalp, where the locomotive refills its tank with water for the rest of the journey. As you continue your journey, you will enjoy an incredible panorama of the surrounding mountains and Lake Brienz far below in the valley. Once you reach the summit, you have the opportunity to enjoy some culinary delights in the Berghaus. Indulge all your senses!

Our Tip
  • Allow at least 3 hours for a trip to the Brienzer Rothorn
  • Inform yourself in advance about the railway’s operating hours
  • Check for weather-related timetable changes
  • It is recommended to book your Brienzer Rothorn Railway tickets in advance, as the train can also be fully booked ahead of time.

Includes

  • Return Ticket with the Switzerland’s only daily steam rack railway
  • Food and drinks

Meeting Point

If you are traveling by car, there are parking facilities available in Brienz for your convenience. Alternatively, you can also consider taking a scenic cruise from Interlaken Ost or opt for the train ride from Interlaken Ost to reach the Brienzer Rothorn. Both options provide a delightful way to enjoy the journey and immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings before reaching your destination.

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Duration

The duration of the Brienzer Rothorn Railway round trip, from the bottom station to the summit and back, typically takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.

Dates and Times

Regular service from 5 June to 24 October

FAQs

How long does it take to reach the summit of Brienzer Rothorn?

The journey to the summit of Brienzer Rothorn takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

What activities are available on the top of Brienzer Rothorn?

On the top of Brienzer Rothorn, you can enjoy hiking, breathtaking views, and exploring the surrounding nature.

Are there any dining facilities or restaurants on the summit?

Yes, there are dining facilities and restaurants on the summit where you can try local specialties.

Can I purchase tickets online in advance?

Yes, you can buy tickets online in advance to avoid waiting at the base station.

Are there discounts for children?

Yes, there are often discounts available for children. Please check the current rates beforehand.

How frequently do the trains operate to the summit and back?

The trains to the summit usually operate multiple times daily, but the exact departure times may vary depending on the season. Please check the schedule in advance.

Is there parking available near the base station

Yes, there are parking facilities available near the base station of Brienzer Rothorn Bahn.

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3 Reviews
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Elowen

Couple Traveller

The seat reservation on the Brienzer Rothorn Railway elevated the comfort level of the journey. Comfortable seating allowed us to relax and fully immerse ourselves in the breathtaking landscapes unfolding outside the windows.

27. July 2023

Jaxon

Solo Traveller

Embarking on the Brienzer Rothorn Railway with seat reservation was an absolute delight. The panoramic views of Lake Brienz, charming villages, and the surrounding Alps made this journey a scenic splendor. Highly recommended for nature lovers!

17. July 2023

Orion

Couple Traveller

The ascent to Brienzer Rothorn’s summit with a reserved seat offered spectacular views at every turn. Snow-capped peaks, dense forests, and alpine meadows created a postcard-perfect scene. A must-do for those seeking awe-inspiring vistas.

13. June 2023
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