Brienzer Rothorn - Lake Eisee - Schönebode

Hiking Trail
6.1 km
Travel time
Brienzer Rothorn - Lake Eisee - Schönebode
Aussicht vom Brienzer Rothorn auf den Brienzer See und die Berner Alpen
Photo: Robert Eckhardt, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Brienzer Rothorn - Lake Eisee - Schönebode
Fischer am Eisee
Photo: Maurin Bisig, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Brienzer Rothorn - Lake Eisee - Schönebode
Sonnenaufgang auf dem Brienzer Rothorn
Photo: Robert Eckhardt, Region Luzern-Vierwaldstättersee
Mountain walk with wonderful views at the outset from Lucerne's highest peak
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.

Technical details

Tour type
Hiking Trail
Starting point
Brienzer Rothorn
Point of arrival
Schönebode car park
5 / 6
1104 m
Best Time of Year
June, July, August, September, October
Sturdy footwear and something against the rain. Walking poles if you have some.
Author’s advice
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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Good to know

Free parking by the Rothorn aerial cableway terminus.
Arrival / Return journey
Drive to via Schüpfheim and Flühli to Sörenberg. Pass through Sörenberg heading for the Panoramastrasse Giswil.
Accessible by bus and train
Public transport
Train to Schüpfheim, then PostBus 241 to "Sörenberg Rothornbahn".
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