It’s been chugging away since 1892: the Brienz Rothorn Railway puffs past Alpine meadows, streams, rocks and through sparse forests above the tree line to the Brienzer Rothorn at 2351 metres above sea level. During the one-hour ride (7.6 kilometres), a breathtaking panorama over the imposing Bernese Oberland opens up – realise your dreams!

News

We are renovating for our guests! From Monday, August 29, 2022, the Mountain Hotel Rothorn Kulm and the outdoor terrace will remain closed until the end of the 2022 season. A small take-away offer and limited seating are available outside. The steam train runs according to the timetable until the end of the season. Thank you for your understanding.

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Tickets with seat guarantee

Please note that there may be long waiting times on peak days (holiday season and beautiful weather conditions). In order to avoid these waiting times, we recommend that you purchase the ticket with seat guarantee in advance. This gives you direct access to the platform and a guaranteed seat on the desired train.

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Steam Sausage Excursion Train

Unique and certainly the high point to remember of any holiday. From early June we’re cooking! Wednesdays and Saturdays are Sausage Laggard days and this opportunity is not to be missed. At the intermediate stop at Planalp the locomotive-driver will serve sausages from the locomotive’s original steam kettle.

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Use of diesel locomotives

The BRB owns three diesel-hydrostatic locomotives, which are mainly used in railway service or for our restaurant. In the event of a high volume of guests or technical failure of a steam locomotive, diesel locomotives may be used in guest service. It is important and a matter of concern to us that we continue to run 90% of our trains with steam.

Admittedly, it's a strange idea.
But it has been working since 1892.

For almost 130 years, the Brienz Rothorn Railway has been writing its eventful history, which has been marked by many ups and downs and remains a lifetime of fond memories for generations of passengers.