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Brienzer Rothorn

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Hiking in

Brienzer Rothorn
Grenzpfad Napfbergland
Grenzpfad Napfbergland
Stage 6, Brienzer Rothorn–Brünigpass
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Grenzpfad Napfbergland
Grenzpfad Napfbergland
Stage 5, Marbach–Brienzer Rothorn
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Cycling in

Brienzer Rothorn
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 4, Spiez–Meiringen
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 2, Meiringen–Spiez
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Haslital Route
Haslital Route
Route 381, Brienz–Meiringen
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Mountain biking in

Brienzer Rothorn
Panorama Bike
Panorama Bike
Brienzersee Bike
Brienz (BE)
Brienzer Rothorn

Brienzer Rothorn

The steam engines of the Brienz-Rothorn-Railway huff and puff as they push their carriages up the steep cogwheel track to the Brienzer Rothorn. Hikers can choose between several ascents to reach the peak, huffing and puffing optional.
The peak of the Brienzer Rothorn (2350 m) marks the boundary between the three cantons of Bern, Lucerne and Obwalden. The Brienzer Rothorn is a lime formation that developed during the Cretaceous period. Its situation to the north of the Brienzersee (Lake Brienz) allows excellent views of the peaks of the Bernese Alps such as Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and Blüemlisalp.

The Brienzer Rothorn is reached by cogwheel steam railway from the Brienz side (summer only), Switzerland’s oldest cogwheel steam railway. Operating since 1892, the railway’s 15 kilometre ascent covers 1678 metres altitude. Most compositions are still driven by steam engines, including four newer engines operating since 1992 and 1996.

A cableway ascends the mountain from the Sörenberg side. This is the mountain terminus accessing the Eisee ski region in winter. 200 metres from the cableway terminus is the Berggasthaus Rothorn Kulm. Most hikers approach the Brienzer Rothorn from the east, coming from the Brünig Pass or Schönbüel, or the south, coming from Brienz. Both mountain hikes offer numerous views of majestic scenery. The steep ascent from the northern side via Sörenberg and the western approach along the Brienzergrat are more challenging and not as popular.

The Brienzer Rothorn is popular with nature lovers. Its proximity to the conservation area of the Augstmatthorn allows sightings of chamois and ibex and even golden eagles soaring overhead. Un-feathered early birds can spend the night at the Hotel Rothorn Kulm and watch the sunrise.

Highlights

  • Brienz-Rothorn-Bahn – the only regularly steam-driven cogwheel railway in Switzerland ascends almost 1,700 metres in 55 minutes.
  • Panorama – views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, other high Alpine peaks and the deep turquoise hue of Lake Brienz make the trip to the Brienzer Rothorn a visual delicacy.
  • Eisee ski region – winter ski region on the Brienzer Rothorn, accessible by cableway from Sörenberg. Popular with anglers and hikers in summer.
The steam engines of the Brienz-Rothorn-Railway huff and puff as they push their carriages up the steep cogwheel track to the Brienzer Rothorn. Hikers can choose between several ascents to reach the peak, huffing and puffing optional.
The peak of the Brienzer Rothorn (2350 m) marks the boundary between the three cantons of Bern, Lucerne and Obwalden. The Brienzer Rothorn is a lime formation that developed during the Cretaceous period. Its situation to the north of the Brienzersee (Lake Brienz) allows excellent views of the peaks of the Bernese Alps such as Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and Blüemlisalp.

The Brienzer Rothorn is reached by cogwheel steam railway from the Brienz side (summer only), Switzerland’s oldest cogwheel steam railway. Operating since 1892, the railway’s 15 kilometre ascent covers 1678 metres altitude. Most compositions are still driven by steam engines, including four newer engines operating since 1992 and 1996.

A cableway ascends the mountain from the Sörenberg side. This is the mountain terminus accessing the Eisee ski region in winter. 200 metres from the cableway terminus is the Berggasthaus Rothorn Kulm. Most hikers approach the Brienzer Rothorn from the east, coming from the Brünig Pass or Schönbüel, or the south, coming from Brienz. Both mountain hikes offer numerous views of majestic scenery. The steep ascent from the northern side via Sörenberg and the western approach along the Brienzergrat are more challenging and not as popular.

The Brienzer Rothorn is popular with nature lovers. Its proximity to the conservation area of the Augstmatthorn allows sightings of chamois and ibex and even golden eagles soaring overhead. Un-feathered early birds can spend the night at the Hotel Rothorn Kulm and watch the sunrise.

Highlights

  • Brienz-Rothorn-Bahn – the only regularly steam-driven cogwheel railway in Switzerland ascends almost 1,700 metres in 55 minutes.
  • Panorama – views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, other high Alpine peaks and the deep turquoise hue of Lake Brienz make the trip to the Brienzer Rothorn a visual delicacy.
  • Eisee ski region – winter ski region on the Brienzer Rothorn, accessible by cableway from Sörenberg. Popular with anglers and hikers in summer.

Arrival and return Brienzer Rothorn

Adresse

Brienz Rothorn Bahn
Postfach
3855 Brienz
Tel. +41 (0)33 952 22 22
info@brienz-rothorn-bahn.ch
www.brienz-rothorn-bahn.ch

Services

Accommodation

B+B Wyler
B+B Wyler
Brienz BE
Jugendherberge Brienz
Jugendherberge Brienz
Brienz BE
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Hiking in

Brienzer Rothorn
Grenzpfad Napfbergland
Grenzpfad Napfbergland
Stage 6, Brienzer Rothorn–Brünigpass
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Grenzpfad Napfbergland
Grenzpfad Napfbergland
Stage 5, Marbach–Brienzer Rothorn
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Cycling in

Brienzer Rothorn
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 4, Spiez–Meiringen
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 4, Flüelen–Sörenberg
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Aare Route
Aare Route
Stage 2, Meiringen–Spiez
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Haslital Route
Haslital Route
Route 381, Brienz–Meiringen
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Mountain biking in

Brienzer Rothorn
Panorama Bike
Panorama Bike
Brienzersee Bike