Brienzer Rothorn
View from the west
Highest point
Elevation2,350 m (7,710 ft)
Prominence1,342 m (4,403 ft)[1]
Isolation9.7 km (6.0 mi)[2]
ListingCanton high point
Coordinates46°47′13″N 8°02′49″E / 46.78694°N 8.04694°E / 46.78694; 8.04694
English translationRed Horn of Brienz
Language of nameGerman
Brienzer Rothorn is located in Switzerland
Brienzer Rothorn
Brienzer Rothorn
Location in Switzerland
CantonsLucerne, Obwalden and Bern
Parent rangeEmmental Alps
Topo mapSwiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
Easiest routemountain train from Brienz, cable car from Sörenberg

The Brienzer Rothorn is a mountain of the Emmental Alps, in Switzerland. With an elevation of 2,350 metres (7,710 ft) above sea level, the Brienzer Rothorn is the highest summit of the range. To its west lies the Tannhorn, whilst to its east are Arnihaaggen, Höch Gumme and the Brünig Pass (1,008 metres (3,307 ft)). On its south side it overlooks Lake Brienz, whilst to the north it looks out over the Waldemme valley.[3]

Administratively, the summit is shared by the municipalities of Brienz, to the south-west, Schwanden bei Brienz, to the south-east, Giswil to the north-east, and Flühli, to the north-west. Brienz and Schwanden bei Brienz are in the canton of Bern, Giswil is in the canton of Obwalden, and Flühli is in the canton of Lucerne. The Brienzer Rothorn is the highest point in the canton of Lucerne.[3]

The summit can be reached from Brienz by the Brienz Rothorn Bahn (steam train), the summit station being located at 2,244 metres (7,362 ft) on the Bernese side. It can also be reached from Sörenberg, in Flühli, by cable car.[3]


See also


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Brünig Pass (1,008 m).
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is north of the Gärstenhoren (Schwarzhorn massif).
  3. ^ a b c (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2014-10-21.