About us

The Brienz Rothorn Railway is a unique railway situated in the heartland of the Swiss Alps. We are a relatively small company providing a steam passenger service from the Village of Brienz to the Summit of the Brienzer Rothorn Alp.

Our season unfortunately is of very limited duration, the upper reaches of the line are very exposed and due to the early onset of snow at high altitude we only run from May until October. During this period though we offer an intensive 7 day service, weather permitting.
Our staff work either all year round or mainly during the summer months. Among the permanent staff are the locomotive crews who are also responsible for the maintenance and servicing of their machines during the winter months. Winter is also when we prepare for the next season and train our staff to provide the quality of service you expect and deserve.