Brienzer Rothorn

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Brienzer Rothorn
Brienzer Rothorn.jpg
View from the west
Highest point
Elevation 2,350 m (7,710 ft)
Prominence 1,342 m (4,403 ft) [1]
Isolation 9.7 km (6.0 mi) [2]
Listing Canton high point
Coordinates 46°47′13″N 8°02′49″E / 46.78694°N 8.04694°E / 46.78694; 8.04694Coordinates: 46°47′13″N 8°02′49″E / 46.78694°N 8.04694°E / 46.78694; 8.04694
English translation Red Horn of Brienz
Language of name German
Brienzer Rothorn is located in Switzerland
Brienzer Rothorn
Brienzer Rothorn
Location in Switzerland
Country Switzerland
Cantons Lucerne, Obwalden and Bern
Parent range Emmental Alps
Topo map Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
Easiest route mountain 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 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 m). 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 on the Bernese side. It can also be reached from Sörenberg, in Flühli, by a 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.

External links

  • Brienzer Rothorn on Hikr

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