Salon Rouge: Enjoy Riding in Style

In and with our Salon Rouge gastronomy carriage from the Belle Époque, epicures will experience a unique concept in a class of its own. The offer appeals to all five senses in an enjoyable way! The rides start at 10.15 a.m. on the ramp of the Brienz Rothorn Railway workshop and end at 2.35 p.m. at the Brienz valley station. The excursion starts at the Brienz Rothorn Railway depot with a look behind the scenes and interesting background information. Half an hour later, the composition steams off with a historic coal-fired steam locomotive and the Salon Rouge in Brienz. Passing forests and flower meadows with cosy stops along the way and a total of eleven courses, our Salon Rouge guests will be fully pampered – experience gastronomy at its best!


10.15 a.m. Arrival at the ramp to the BRB depot, welcome and admission
10.25 a.m. Insight into the workshop, transfer to the extra train at the station
12.15 p.m. Estimated arrival time Rothorn Kulm
12.45 p.m. Return journey from Rothorn Kulm
2.32 p.m. Return to Brienz, farewell

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

Thursday, 16 JuneFriday, 1 JulyTuesday, 2 AugustThursday, 8 September
Friday, 24 JuneTuesday, 5 JulySunday, 14 AugustFriday, 16 September
Sunday, 17 JulyFriday, 26 August
Thursday, 28 July

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

Private train

If you are celebrating a milestone birthday, organising a special company event or would like to enjoy your wedding aperitif in a special ambience, you can also hire the Salon Rouge as a private train. For further information, please contact us by phone 033 952 22 22 or e-mail reservation(at)

Menu 2022

Melon ball on raw ham


Brie with dried fig


Cold fried potatoes on a tonnato foam

Stoker sausages prepared in the boiler of the historic steam locomotive with rack bread


Spinach soup with bread cover


Spanish meatballs in tomato sauce with tortilla chips


Basil-lime drink


Marinated chicken tip with mango chilli sauce, ratatouille and long grain rice


Spoon with dulce de lece


Creme Catalana Espuma


Puff pastry glaze sticks

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

Markus Geisseler

«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

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

Roland Wenger
Station Rothorn Kulm

«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
Guest care

«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


Brienz Rothorn Bahn AG
3855 Brienz
Tel. +41 (0)33 952 22 22
E-Mail: info(at)