1st August - Swiss National Holiday

Celebrate the Swiss National Holiday on the Brienzer Rothorn. This festival evening is unique on the Rothorn: enjoy the imposing landscape, savour an impressive meal in the mountain hotel at 2266 m. Then as night closes in admire the bonfires and firework shows around the Lake of Brienz as the train descends back into the valley. From the quayside in Brienz the local display is not to be missed and is the perfect end to a perfect evening.

The 1st August offer includes an extra evening trip to Brienzer Rothorn, a delicious Swiss buffet with national specialties and popular musical entertainment.

Price per person in CHF1/11/2Children (6-15y)
Groups from 1086.00


Departure from Brienz at 4.36 p.m. / arrival Rothorn Kulm 5.40 p.m.
Departure from Rothorn Kulm at 8.40 p.m. / arrival in Brienz at 9.40 p.m.
Fireworks in Brienz approx. 9.50 p.m.

***The transport of any kind of fireworks on the train is strictly prohibited!***

Reservations can be made at 033 952 22 22 or e-mail.

Just enjoy…

Why not combine the Swiss national holiday with an overnight stay at the mountain hotel Rothorn Kulm? You may travel comfortably individually during the day, take part in the 1st August party and then have the shortest way to bed!

Price per person CHF 55.00 for the buffet (children CHF 30.00), plus the accommodation price of, for example, CHF 82.00 per person in the double room and the regular ticket for the steam train. We would be pleased to make you an offer.

Reservations can be made at 033 951 12 21 or e-mail.

«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

«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 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

«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