Ballenberg steam railway

Sheer nostalgia: The Ballenberg steam railway

  • Interlaken

Revisit bygone days as you steam past Lake Brienz

The Ballenberg steam railway is a historic treasure. The evocative locomotive runs from Interlaken Ost to Meiringen, passing the banks of turquoise Lake Brienz. During the journey, sit back and absorb the old-time atmosphere.
Nostalgia buffs, families and rail aficionados are transported back in time on the Ballenberg steam railway. From April to October, the train runs from Interlaken Ost to Meiringen and back on selected dates. Throughout the journey on rolling stock more than a century old, you will savour the incredible sight of turquoise Lake Brienz and the surrounding mountains. Reserve your seat on the steam train, chat with family and friends and enjoy the relaxing ride. The authentically dressed staff of the Ballenberg steam railway will be pleased to answer any questions and cater to your culinary needs. The hissing of the engine, the rattle of the wooden carriages and the smell of burning coal amount to a special experience that lingers in the memory.

Planning a team event or group trip?

What could be finer than sharing a wonderful experience with others? The Ballenberg steam train can be reserved for special occasions such as company events, club outings, group trips and more. The depot can also host gatherings of up to 120 persons.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Unique ride on a steam railway
  • The journey takes approximately one hour
  • Drinks and snacks available from the buffet car
  • Incredible views of turquoise Lake Brienz
  • Charter trips available for businesses and clubs

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way

  • Note the timetable for the steam railway
  • Tickets can be purchased on board
  • Advance reservations are advisable
Personal tip
"What with the rattle of the steam locomotive and the smell of coal in the air, I felt like I’d been transported back in time. This was a wonderful experience that I won’t forget in a hurry."

Ballenberg Dampfbahn

Bahnhof Interlaken Ost (Untere Bönigstrasse 5)

3800 Interlaken


Phone: +41 33 828 73 40


Website: www.ballenberg-dampfbahn.ch

General information

General Information
  • Bus stop available
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for familys
  • for individual guests
  • Pet allowed
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of the age of 3-6
  • for Children of the age of 6-10
  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards
Payment Options
  • Cash
  • Mastercard
  • Twint
  • Visa
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