Oct 2, 2018 - 4:03 PM
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The train starts running in May, and only runs half way up to Planalp until the track is cleared to the top sometime in June. We went in May, and enjoyed it so much we will return next June and hopefully make it to the top. Since we had the Swiss Travel Pass, we trained from our hub in Zurich to Interlaken Ost, and walked to the Lake Brienz ferry. We had a delightful ferry ride to Brienz where we departed the ferry and took a short walk to the Brienz Rothorn train station - half fare for Swiss Travel Pass holders. There is also a Coop grocery store you can stop at to grab some goodies for the train, then enjoy the view with a picnic. The Coop is to the west of the ferry pier and the Steam Train is just to the east of the pier on Hauptstrasse, all an easy walk. I added a few pics -- 8690 is Lake Brienz ferry, 8376 is a telephoto shot of the far shore of Lake Brienz from Planalp, and 8729 is the train at Planalp. 8710 is also from a meadow near Planalp. Hopefully you'll have great weather! Have a great time.