Brienzer Rothorn (2351m above sea level) offers breathtaking views of the Alps and features one of the more remarkable ways to go up or down a mountain - a steam-driven rack and pinion train that is still much as it was in 1891, when the railroad was built. Brienzer Rothorn is actually accessible from two sides, so you can easily make it a roundtrip from Lucerne. Just go up from Sörenberg by cable car and use the steam train for the descent to Brienz. In the steam train you’ll sit in open carriages and be able to take in breathtaking views of the Brienz and Thun lakes and the Bernese Alps on the slow ride down. At the top of the Rothorn is a restaurant and many hiking possibilities, not to mention quite a view!
Steam train runs May 1 - October 21, 2018. Until June 2 only up to Planalp (not the peak). The steam train departs up to 8 times between 08:36 and 16:36.
Return tickets steam train only 92/46Sfr. Up to two kids per adult travel for free, otherwise 10Sfr. Tickets for a round trip with return journey from Brienz across Brünig to Lucerne are available at the Tourist Information in Lucerne.