Salon Rouge

Connoisseurs experience a unique, top-class concept in and with our Salon Rouge restaurant car from the Belle Époque. The offer appeals to all five senses in an enjoyable way! The trips start at 10.15 a.m. on the ramp of the Brienz Rothorn Bahn workshop and end at 2.45 p.m. at the Brienz valley station. With a look behind the scenes and interesting background information, the excursion starts in the depot of the Brienz Rothorn Bahn. Half an hour later, the composition steams off with a historic coal-fired steam locomotive and the Salon Rouge in Brienz. Past forests and flower meadows with leisurely stops on the route and a total of eleven courses, our Salon Rouge guests are pampered to the full – experience gastronomy at its finest!

Menu 2021

Spoon with brie and pear wedge


Spoon with minced meat chicken on tomato sauce


Wrap filled with salmon, lettuce and lidingoe sauce

Heater-sausage with rack-rail bread prepared in the boiler of the historic steam locomotive


Pea mint soup


Fiori the lime with pestorama sauce


Airy, frothy blood orange espuma


Soy Chicken with spicy leaf spinach and long grain rice


Spoon with dulce de lece


Honey pineapple with mascarpone cream and peanuts


Berry tartlets

The Salon Rouge is open to the public on the following selected days:

Friday 29 JuneMonday 9 JulyThursday 2 AugustSunday 9 SeptemberFriday 5 Oktober
Friday 27 JulyFriday 17 August
Friday 31 August

The pleasure experience can be booked for CHF 250.00 per person. Buy your ticket online now to secure your seats for one of these popular rides:

Private train

If you want to celebrate your milestone birthday, organize a special company event or enjoy your wedding aperitif in a special atmosphere, you can also rent the Salon Rouge as a private train. for further information contact us by email or phone 033 952 22 22.

«A trip up to Rothorn is a must with multiple pleasures!»

Markus Geisseler

«With the train to the Rothorn that is always something nice.»

Christina Blatter

«A delicious Rothorn rösti on the terrace with a wonderful view over the lake. Simply satisfied.»

Daniel Schädeli
Head of infrastructure

«The desserts at the mountain hotel - mhhh they are delicious.»

Bruno Zurbuchen
Head of roll material

«With our train to the most beautiful hiking area.»

Ruedi Gautschi

«Let others work and ride the steam train! Have a good trip, a beautiful day, with the best view.»

Irène Wernli
Counter Brienz

«The mighty mountain range, the rich nature and the unique Lake Brienz - you can see it all at the Brienz Rothorn Railway.»

Vivienne Niedermann
Counter Brienz

«The view from Rothorn over lake Brienz is just magical every time»

Jeff Kneubühler

«Always checking the pressure carefully - otherwise it can be critical and we will have an unplanned stop»

Ueli Fischer
Train driver

«There is no other place on earth I would rather be»

Maja Schürch

«Don't listen to the weather forecast- every day is special here.»

Hannes Lüthy

«My job is out of the ordinary. Visit me and I'll show you!»

Roland Wenger
Station Rothorn Kulm

«Wether sun, rain or snow: there is always something exciting to see»

Marco Mäder
Track maintenance

«A wonderful trainride from the bottom to the top.»

Heri Heimann

«Even after 100 rides- you always discover something new.»

Rosmarie Neiger

«A ride with our steam train is an experience of technical and scenic delights.»

Martin Biber
Conducteur and Guide

«We take care of our tracks.»

Peter Thomann
Track maintenance

«The BRB never gives up.»

Beat Leuenberger

«Every ride is unique- I enjoy it every time!»

Andreas von Allmen

«Steam and smoke do not only bring my heart lough!»

Stefanie Aebersold

«The railway, the mountains, the people and the animals - all this guarantees an unforgettable experience.»

Rahel Furrer

«With diesel, fuel oil or coal - we drive for the guest's well-being.»

Lieni Pitschi

«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

«With tradition in the future.»

Ueli Zimmermann
Head of operation

«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

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

Thomas Brunner