Since 1892, the Brienz Rothorn Railway has been steaming its way up to Mount Brienzer Rothorn (2,351 metres / 7,712 feet above sea level). The stretch of 7.6 kilometres (4.7 miles) length has a maximum gradient of 25 percent.

This steam railway negotiates a difference in altitude of 1,678 metres (5,505 feet) and passes through six tunnels and numerous galleries. A nostalgic locomotive burns some 350 kilos of coal and produces 2,000 litres of steam per return journey.

  • Steam railway
  • Mountain restaurant Rothorn Kulm with panorama terrace (food available for purchase)
  • Steam Sausage Express – boiler sausages out of the steam kettle. (Operates on Wednesdays at 10:00)
  • Workshop visits
  • Salon Rouge – railway nostalgia combined with finest onboard cuisine available for purchase
  • Rides in the driver’s cabin available
  • Panoramic view onto 693 mountain peaks from Rothorn Kulm
  • Hiking trails rich in variety

Operates June to October.

Children from 9 to 15 get a discount, children under 9 do not require a ticket but will share seats with a paying adult. Children under 16 travelling with their parents on a Swiss Family Card, will travel for free.

Discounts for passengers holding a Swiss or Eurail Pass.

Coupons issued are actual travel documentation and do not require to be exchanged at the station.  If a passholder fare is purchased, both the coupon and pass must be presented at the station.

Once travel on the voucher is initiated, no refund will be due.