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“What a way to travel up a mountain!”

Brienz Rothorn Bahn
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US$710,09*
and up
Private 5-Day Best of Switzerland from Zurich...
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Brienz
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Enjoy your trip with the 125 year old steam train trough the beautiful scenery of these wonderful Swiss mountains. After passing the forrest, the graze with cows, you slowly climb up to the Rothorn. On top you have an extraordinary view over more than 100 mountains! Don't forget to visit our restaurant on top which offers you a wide range of typical swiss foods and drinks. Just relax and enjoy your day up on the Rothorn!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us traveled up on a steam service, lovely to hear the loco working hard. Prices can be steep, but lots of ways to get a discount (and go on the 8.36 service - nearly half price).
Everything immaculately clean, smart polite staff, lovely views (but watch the weather!). It is a different world at 2350m up if the sun isn't out!

Thank Stuart W
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TeamBRB, Guest relations at Brienz Rothorn Bahn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Stuart

Thank you for your kind feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your trip with us. We are always keen about keeping our Trains clean and staff friendly.

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"takes about an hour"
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"train ride"
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"great trip"
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"lake brienz"
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"rack railway"
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"bernese oberland"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a chalet overlooking the railway, so it was rude not to have a trip. There is no two ways about it, it's a fairly pricey ticket (esp when there are 4 adults) but the infrastructure and rolling stock can't be cheap to run. We had a guestcard which gave us 20% off and selected the 08.36 departure as it's discounted further - so paid 44chf each.
The trip is amazing, starting next to the lake, up through the town, into woodland, then out onto the plains and finally up the craggy mountain. Unfortunately we had cloud at the top so didn't get the best views, so choose you day wisely! Well worth a trip, one of Switzerlands finest.

1  Thank Stuart W
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TeamBRB, Guest relations at Brienz Rothorn Bahn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Stuart

We are happy that you decited to ride with our beautiful train and we are glad that you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have taken 2 different groups of friends to Brienz just to ride on Rothorn Bahn and take the river boat ride.
It is an experience you cannot have anywhere else and is strikingly beautiful. They are always grateful and delighted we made the excursion.

1  Thank Mary Dianne M
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TeamBRB, Guest relations at Brienz Rothorn Bahn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mary Dianne

You made an excellent choice by combining our steam train with the boat! Thank you for visiting us twice- we are happy you enjoyed every moment in our beautiful region.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a 1 hour trip up the Rothorn Mountains with breathtaking views of Lake Brienz along the way.

The tickets are available next to the dock of Brienz village and are priced at 92 CHF this summer. Worth the ride.

This is a great family tour.

Avoid the Bahnhof Pizzeria just before the ticket counter at the start point which has a super rude owner. The restaurant at the top is reasonable in terms of pricing and quite cozy.

1  Thank Sabihur R
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TeamBRB, Guest relations at Brienz Rothorn Bahn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sabihur

We are happy that you enjoyed the trip with us. Unfortunately you have not had a good experience with the owner of the Bahnhof Pizza&Take away, we are sorry about that. But happy that you enjoyed your stay in OUR Restaurant on top!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cog railroad deserves all the praise it gets from other reviewers and more. This is a great example of restoration and preservation of an important cultural artifact. It is also simply amazing and fun to ride. If you go to the Tourist Information office just outside the Rothorn Bahn, take the Wednesday town walking tour. Out guide Henry started in the repair shop of the railroad. There were three steam engines in various states of repair and it was a great glimpse into the history of this community. The rest of the tour was lots of fun and informative.

Thank Dan B
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TeamBRB, Guest relations at Brienz Rothorn Bahn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Dan

Thank you for your kind feedback. The walking tours with Henry are indeed very interesting and fun! And getting a sight of our repair shop is really exciting too. We are happy you enjoyed it!

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