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Brienzer Rothorn - Lake Eisee - Schönebode

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  • / Unbeschreiblich die Aussicht vom höchsten Punkt des Brienzer Rothorns
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  • / Vom Gipfel-Restaurant Rothorn geniesst man eine tolle Aussicht
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  • / Fischer am Eisee
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  • / Vorbei am Emmensprung als Abschluss der Tour
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Mountain walk with wonderful views at the outset from Lucerne's highest peak
difficult
Distance 6.1 km
3:00 h
0 m
1,104 m
The starting point of the hike is on the ridge of the Brienzer Rothorn, which you can easily reach by aerial cableway: fantastic views of Brienz, Lake Brienz and the Bernese Alps. Descend towards Lake Eisee and from there towards Schönebode.

Author’s recommendation

A ride at sunrise on the Brienzer Rothorn aerial cableway is the ideal way to start this outing. On Sundays in July or August, glide up Lucerne's highest peak at sunrise and admire the play of colours. While you're enjoy the view, the breakfast buffet is being prepared in the restaurant. Thus fortified, you can then embark on your descent and enjoy the mountain's beautiful flora and fauna. If the entire walk is too long for you, book a ride on the Rothorn-Eisee chairlift.

During the last third of the walk, make a detour to the Emmensprung. It's well worth it!

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Sörenberg Flühli Tourismus
Update: February 15, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Brienzer Rothorn, 2,346 m
Lowest point
Schönebode, 1,242 m
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Safety information

Informationen zum aktuellen Zustand des Wanderwegnetzes von Sörenberg-Flühli erhalten Sie täglich auf der Panoramawanderkarte.  

Tips and hints

http://www.soerenberg.ch/de/m-bergbahnen/fahrplaene-oeffnungszeiten-preise/rothorn-soerenberg

 

Start

Brienzer Rothorn (2,345 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'440E 1'181'944N
DD
46.787051, 8.046822
DMS
46°47'13.4"N 8°02'48.6"E
UTM
32T 427246 5181941
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Destination

Schönebode car park

Turn-by-turn directions

Brienzer Rothorn - Eisee - Schönenboden

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Train to Schüpfheim, then PostBus 241 to "Sörenberg Rothornbahn".

Getting there

Drive to via Schüpfheim and Flühli to Sörenberg. Pass through Sörenberg heading for the Panoramastrasse Giswil.

Parking

Free parking by the Rothorn aerial cableway terminus.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'440E 1'181'944N
DD
46.787051, 8.046822
DMS
46°47'13.4"N 8°02'48.6"E
UTM
32T 427246 5181941
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Die Wanderung finden Sie auf unserer Wanderkarte "Viele Wege führen ans Ziel". Sie können diese in unserem Broschüren-Shop herunterladen oder bestellen.

Equipment

Sturdy footwear and something against the rain. Walking poles if you have some.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
6.1 km
Duration
3:00 h
Descent
1,104 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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