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“stunning location”

Brienz Rothorn Bahn
Ranked #2 of 11 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 September 1, 2013

This mountain railway is above and beyond - a great experience - but as a previous reviewer suggests 'make sure it is a clear day' or you may find yourself in cloud wondering what all the fuss is about and wondering if it was worth it [the cost is a significant 70€]. Taking the train either halfway up or down is a great idea as the views all along the pathways and track are simply amazing, at times your sense of perspective is completely challenged!! A warning to the 'steam train purists' however, this train is driven by hydraulics - the chug, chug is reassuring, but not real!! For real steam locomotives see the BOB railway that operates along the Brienzee-Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen route from time to time in the Summer.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you are in swiss, make time for this! the train is so cute, it's a proper steam engine, and takes a slow but steady climb up the mahoooosive mountain!! but WHAT A VIEW!!! i am very scared of heights but even i couldnt miss this opportunity to get to almost 3km height!
However, make sure the day is as clear as possible. we chanced it one day when it was pretty clear, but still had some clouds. mind you, they kept move in and out so the whole view would open up then get covered by clouds then again the same so you may need to stay a few hours. it's ok as the train goes up and down regularly. besides if you wanna go right to the top of the top you will spend a few hours. oh and if you are going dont come the last minute to buy tickets as it is very popular and can be a long queue, and then you get your ticket but no spaces left on the train so need to wait one hour. however brienz is nice town so im sure you can find nice cafe or just have a walk... oh and we went for 10:45 train so we put the whole day parking ticket (not that expensive), and park right at the top of the parking as there are plenty of spaces...

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

If you decide to walk down -rather than go by train - you will see the most amazing views. Fantastic walk - although it can be very steep at times.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

What a fantastic day we had on the beautiful Rothorn! I'd been up several times before, but it was my fiance's first time. We picked the perfect day for it, clear, blue sky. Beautiful! Although it was busy, the train up was very plessant. At the top we had a very nice lunch, with a breath taking view. We were initially going to walk to Planalp and get the train back from there, but after a beer and a pudding at the lovely restaurant there, we felt rested and inspired enough to walk the rest of the way! Highly recommended, its a stunning walk!! Also recommended is the meringue with cream - delicious!!

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Travelling up the steep mountain slope in those little red trains is an amazing experience. It takes one hour to get to the top, from where you have the most incredible vistas. There's a restaurant with a big terrace to contemplate the view, and to have a bite to eat. On the way back, you can get off at Planalp (about half-way down), and walk the rest into Brienz. It's an easy hike of about 2 hours.

Thank Monicakatharina
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