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Brienzersee

Highlights

  • Interlaken nestled between Lake Thun und Lake Brienz
  • Nostalgia and steam
  • Brienzer Rothorn
  • Schynige Platte
  • Furka Steam Train

Day 1

Arrival by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to Interlaken.

Highlights: Lake Thun, Interlaken

 

Interlaken

Day 2

Travel by train from Interlaken to Brienz, where you board the famous Brienzer Rothorn train. A steam locomotive will push two carriages from Brienz all the way up to Rothorn Kulm, with the journey taking an hour in total to travel 1678 m in altitude. After some time at leisure on the mountain top, make your way down to Brienz where you board a boat for a lake cruise on the crystal blue Lake Brienz which will take you back to Interlaken.

Overnight in Interlaken.

Highlights: Brienzer Rothorn

Flühli Brienzer Rothorn Ausblick

Day 3

Today is at leisure, make use of your Swiss Travel Pass and discover the wider Bernese Oberland region. One of the most famous mountains in Switzerland is the Jungfraujoch, where you will get a reduction on this excursion to the “Top of Europe” with your Swiss Travel Pass.

Overnight in Interlaken.

Highlights: Europe’s highest altitude railway station, Sphinx Observation Terrace, breathtaking Alpine panorama of ice, snow and rock, Ice Palace

Jungfraujoch Sphinx

Day 4

Schynige Platte is known as “Top of Swiss Tradition”, where you get to enjoy alphorn concerts daily as well as a unique Botanical alpine garden. The railway from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte was built in 1893 and is a heritage line offering a nostalgic experience of a bygone era and provides stunning views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Overnight in Interlaken

Highlights: Views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, unique Alpine Garden with 500 different flowering plants

Schynige mit Kühen

Day 5

With your Swiss Travel Pass we recommend exploring Interlaken’s other lake. Join a historic paddle steamer on Lake Thun to the medieval town of Thun. The famous castle is well worth exploring. We recommend booking a guided tour locally or simply enjoy the waterfront and the pedestrian area full of shops.

Overnight in Interlaken.

Highlights: Lake Thun, historica paddle steamer, Thun old town and castle

Oberhofen Raddampfer

Day 6

Travel by train to Oberwald, in the canton of Valais to board the historic Furka Steam Railway, which takes you back to the golden age of steam trains in Switzerland. The journey leads from Oberwald through the central alps and over the historic Glacier Express route to Realp. Travel back to Interlaken by train.

Overnight in Interlaken.

Highlights: Spiez, Brig, Furka Steam Train

Furka Dampfbahn Front

Day 7

BRÜNIG STEAM RAILWAY

(OPTIONAL, SUNDAYS ONLY)

Discover a hidden gem for steam locomotive enthusiasts! You start in Interlaken Ost with a guided visit to the locomotive depot, where your steam locomotive will be prepared for you. After boarding, you travel alongside Lake Brienz to Meiringen. From here, the steam train with cogwheel will take you up to the Brünig Pass. Experience your locomotive steaming up to the summit and enjoy the beautiful scenery. During the descent to Giswil, marvel at the view of the idyllic Lake Lungern, nestled in the Swiss mountain meadows far below you. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch of local specialities in Giswil. After your lunch break, enjoy a relaxing ride back to Interlaken Ost.

Overnight stay in Interlaken

Highlights: Interlaken locomotive Depot, Brünig Pass, Lake Lungern

Moriarty Express Front

Day 8

Return trip by public transport from Interlaken to your final destination in Switzerland or extend your stay.

Highlights: Lake Brienz, Harder Kulm, St. Beatus Caves

Beatenberg Thunersee

Inclusions

  • Rail ticket 2nd class valid for 8 days throughout Switzerland
  • 7 overnight stays with breakfast in Interlaken
  • Excursions to Brienzer Rothorn, Schynige Platte and on the Furka Steam Train
  • From price applies per person in a 3-star double room, 2nd class
  • Booking period: all year around
  • Travel Period: 15.06. - 24.09.2024
  • Price example calculated on 01.09.2023 for 21.07.2024

Good to know

  • Departures from Saturday to Tuesday only
  • Moriarty Express only runs on the following days: 30.06.24, 28.07.24, 25.08.24 and 29.09.24
  • Travel documents are sent by email and in exceptional cases by post.
  • Additional overnight stays bookable

Tips:

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