Salon Rouge: Enjoy Riding in Style

Between early June and late October, the Salon Rouge is back on the rails, a very special train, not least in culinary terms. It can take as many as 30 guests on a trip down (and up) memory lane.

Our Salon Rouge special combines railway nostalgia with the finest onboard cuisine: In our stylish vintage train coach, you and your guests can choose from a large selection of cold and hot delicacies and between one and 13 courses – whichever suits your palate. We will also be happy to serve you our popular “steam sausage and rack rail bread” combo – fresh from the hot copper boiler.

Pushed by a first-generation engine and accompanied by a small cargo car, on your ascent and descent you will experience fascinating railway technology with all your senses. Witness from up close how the 125-year-old locomotive, fuelled by 300 kilograms of coal and 2000 litres of water, and operated by a crew of five, works its way up the mountainside, offering you a fantastic view of the Bernese Oberland.

Public rides with the Salon Rouge

And there is even more this summer: By popular (i.e., our passengers’) demand, the Salon Rouge will be open to all our guests on select days. One more reason to treat yourself or others to something very special for your or their birthday, anniversary, or simply as a surprise:

Monday 3 July 2017Friday 4 August 2017Sunday 3 September 2017Sunday 1 Oktober 2017
Friday 14 July 2017Monday 7 August 2017Friday 15 September 2017Saturday 14 Oktober 2017
Monday 24 July 2017

Would you like to give this one-of-a-kind culinary experience to someone as a gift? Our gift certificate shop is open to your suggestions. Or are you planning a private excursion aboard the Salon Rouge for you and your guests? We will be happy to inform you about our chartered ride conditions and possibilities.

«With the steam train as 125 years ago on top of the Brienzer Rothorn - up there almost whole Switzerland lays down to your feet»

Peter Flück
Board of Directors

«Every ride on the Brienzer Rothorn is unique, impressive and different. Pure pleasure - soul gasoline.»

Katrin Nägeli-Lüthi
Board of Directors

«Our steam train - a matter of the heart»

Karin Grossmann
Administration Management Services

«Welcome, to Switzerland's favourite mountain railway!»

Mike Ellis
Authorised Sales Representative

«With tradition in the future.»

Ueli Zimmermann

«Nature, History, Technology and "the fireplace always up front"»

Kurt Amacher

«Since 1892 only income in the summer season. A big challenge but very exciting!»

Pascal Suter
Head of Management Services

«I love my job!»

Thomas Trachsel

«After the trip to the Rothorn, the beautiful view over the turquoise blue Lake Brienz awaits me - simply brilliant

Thomas Germann

«A shovel at Kobi Peters' house lasts until the first kilometer.»

Chrigel Flück

«125 years old and yet fresh, youthful and all set up.»

Eva Amacher
Sales Representative

«Working at the BRB is nice, diversified and in the nature.»

Fritz Blatter

«I have the most beautiful job when the weather is nice and the guests are in a good mood.»

Thomas Brunner

«The enthusiasm for the old steam locomotives and the history of the BRB is a big part which connects us employees with the guests»

Martin Jordi
Rail Service Manager

«The most beautiful mountain railway, the most beloved way to experience a mountain with muse and soulful ease

Simon Koller

«Historic cultural heritage with lots of steam and smoke, an unforgettable experience

Linda Mathys
Guest support