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  Brienzer Rothorn - my favorite steamtrain
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Brienzer Rothorn-bahn is my favorite steam-train in the Berner Alpen. Of course you might need a perfect weather to be able to enjoy the perfect alpine panorama, but the weather-conditions on top of Brienzer Rothorn are a lot easier to predict than on top of Schilthorn or Jungfraujoch.
A romantic steamtrain will take you uphill. Planalp is the first station of the Brienzer Rothornbahn, in a height of 1341 meters above sea-level. It is there, where you will have the first possibility to take photographs of the interesting lubrications- and maintainance-works that has to be done during the train-ride of the oldfashioned cog-wheel-trains on their way to Rothorn Kulm. In Planalp the trains of both directions may pass by each other, and water will be refilled as well. You may get out for about 5-8 minutes and watch everything !
The Brienzer Rothornbahn has several passing-places, where the train stops for a few minutes in order to wait for the oncoming train, so you may leave the train in order to go hiking in that area, BUT you better inform the conductor in advance, that you plan to do so. The first train that arrives at the passing-stations will stay there waiting for the oncoming train, but the other train will just go through without stopping.

The return-ticket to Rothorn-Kulm is about 60 sfr / 40 Euros
You may walk down from Planalp to Brienz within 1 hour and 50 minutes
The one-way-ticket to Planalp is 29 sfr / 20 Euros

Directions: Brienzer Rothornbahn (BRB) starts opposite of the main train-station of Brienz, you simply have to cross the street and may enter the steam-trains !
Phone: %B%CB%S4+41 (0)33 9522220
Website: http://www.brienz-rothorn-bahn.ch/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 12, 2006
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