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"Ballenberg-bahn" Top 5 Page for this destination Meiringen Transportation Tip by globetrott

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  Ballenberg-bahn in the shed in Interlaken
by globetrott

Ballenberg-bahn is a museum-railway that is operated still by steam-trains dating back to the 19th century. In summertime this steam-train will go from Interlaken, through Brienz and Meiringen over the Bruenig-pass to Giswil.
The rest of the year you may see the trains and wagons of Ballenberg-Bahn inside a shed in Interlaken Ost, at the end of track #4 (follow the sign-posts !) When you are lucky, there will be someone there to let you in, otherwise you may see at least the old wagons in front of the shed or return on a friday at 02.00p.m., because every friday afternoon the shed is open for visitors !!
In summer the steam-train will make special tours according to these timetables : - and click on "Fahrplan"
for prices click on "Preise" - it is a pity everything is just in german, but I guess you may understand these infos anyway.
Several train-rides are done each year in July, September and October between interlaken Ost and Giswil ( that is halfway between Brienz and Luzern - with a scenic ride over the Brünig-Pass)

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  • Written Nov 16, 2005
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