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 2018

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:

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

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.

«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

«The view down to Brienz and the beautiful lake from the tunnel-windows is just breathtaking»

Guido Schumacher

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

Maja Schürch

«The train, the mountains and the lake- nothing else missing that you would like»

Sabrina Kurt

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

Hannes Lüthy

«Enjoying the sunset on the terrace of our mountain hotel is like dreaming with open eyes.»

Monika Tuschy
Mountain Hotel and Station Brienz

«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 whole packet- the train, the mountains, the people and the animals- 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

«Our steam train - a matter of the heart»

Karin Grossmann
Administration Management Services

«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