PS Lötschberg

Lake Brienz

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of the 2000-01 re-build
Date entered service -- 1914
Re-built - 2001
Length -- 56.5m
Passenger capacity -- 800
normally operates two round trips between Interlaken and Brienz daily
 
25th September 2016 Last timetabled sailings of 2016
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 25th September
30th May 2016 Owing to boiler problems the paddle steamer was unable to sail on Monday 30th May and her sailings 63-64-69-70 were covered by a motor vessel
14th May 2016 First public sailings of 2016
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Saturday 14th May
 
20th September 2015 Last timetabled sailings of 2015
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 20th September
14th May 2015 First public sailings of 2015
Operate sailings 63-64-69-70 on Ascension Thursday 14th May
 
8th November 2014 Operated a very rare winter charter sailing (open to the public) from Interlaken to Briena on Saturday 8th November in connection with the "Kunstnacht Brienz"
14th September 2014 Last timetabled sailings of 2014
Completed her 100th Birthday Year and operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 14th September
25th July 2014 100th Birthday
Operated an evening ' 100th Birthday Dinner Cruise' from Interlaken at 1915 on Friday 25th July
17th May 2014 First public sailings of 2014
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Saturday 17th May
15th May 2014 First sailing of 2014
Operated a special VIP sailing to start her 100th year in service on Thursday 15th May
 
15th September 2013 Last sailings of 2013
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 15th September
28th June 2013 Operated an Evening ' Jazz Cruise' from Interlaken at 1915 on Friday 28th June
9th May 2013 First sailings of 2013
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Ascension Thursday 9th May
Problems with her bow rudder resulted in her afernoon cruise being terminated at Bönigan with passengers returned to Interlaken by bus
 
16th September 2012 Last sailings of 2012
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 16th September
30th June 2012 Operated an Evening 'Jazz Cruise' from Interlaken at 1915 on Saturday 30th June
13th May 2012 First sailings of 2012
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 13th May
 
18th September 2011 Last sailings of 2011
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 18th September
2nd June 2011 First sailings of 2011
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Ascension Thursday 2nd June
 
12th September 2010 Last sailings of 2010
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 12th September
3rd July 2010 Operated an Evening 'Jazz Cruise' from Interlaken at 1930 on Saturday 3rd July
23rd May 2010 First sailings of 2010
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 23rd May
 
13th September 2009 Last sailings of 2009
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 13th September
4th July 2009 Operated an Evening 'Jazz Cruise' from Interlaken at 1930 on Saturday 4th July
21st June 2009 Owing to a defective tube in the water feeding system the paddle steamer was unable to sail on Sunday 21st June and her sailings 63-64-69-70 were covered by mv Jungfrau
31st May 2009 First sailings of 2009
Operatet sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 31st May
 
14th September 2008 Last sailings of 2008
Operated sailings 63-64 on Sunday 14th September
Ironically the final advertised sailings 69-70 were replaced by a motor vessel to allow an afternoon charter
5th July 2008 Operated an Evening 'Jazz Cruise' from Interlaken on Saturday 5th July
1st June 2008 First sailings of 2008
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 1st June
 
9th September 2007 Last sailings of 2007
Operated sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 9th September
4th September 2007 The paddle steamer broke down at Bönigen pier on the return afternoon sailing 70 on Tuesday 4th September and passengers completed their journey to Interlaken by service bus
9th August 2007 All sailings were suspended between Thurdsay 9th August and Sunday 12th August inclusive due to flooding
7th July 2007 Operated an Evening 'Jazz Cruise' on Saturday 7th July
3rd June 2007 First timetabled sailings of 2007
Returned to service on Sunday 3rd June and operated the retimed sailings 63-64-69-70 which depart from Interlaken 'off-pattern' at 1116 and 1425
 
10th September 2006 Last timetabled sailing of 2006
Finished service earlier than usual and operated her regular sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 10th September
17th June 2006 Operated an Evening 'Jazz Cruise' on Saturday 17th June
4th June 2006 First timetabled sailing of 2006
Returned to service much later than usual and operated her regular sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 4th June
 
24th September 2005 Last sailing of the season
Operated a non-landing Evening 'Jazz' Cruise from Interlaken on Saturday 24th September
This cruise replaced the one originally scheduled for Saturday 27th August which was cancelled due to flooding
22nd August 2005 Last advertised timetabled sailings of the season
Owing to very heavy rain resulting in an exceptionally high lake level, the paddle steamer's timetabled sailings (planned to operate until Sunday 18th September) were curtailed after sailings 63-64-69-70 on Monday 22nd August
Sailings by motor vessels only re-commenced on Saturday 3rd September
11th July 2005 Unusually operated earlier timetabled sailings 59-60-65-66 at 0910 and 1210 on Monday 11th July instead of the traditionally advertised mid-morning and early-afternoon departures from Interlaken
25th June 2005 Operated an Evening 'Jazz' Cruise on Saturday 25th June
8th May 2005 First timetabled sailing of 2005
Operated the slightly earlier regular sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 8th May (Swiss Mothers Day)
 
19th September 2004 Last sailings of the season
Operated the regular two round trips from Interlaken to Brienz on Sunday 19th September
3rd September 2004 Operated an Evening 'Jazz' Cruise on Friday 3rd September
1st August 2004 Operated an Evening Fireworks Cruise on Sunday 1st August
23rd July 2004 Operated an Evening 'Jazz' Cruise on Friday 23rd July
3rd July 2004 Operated a 90th Birthday Parade on Saturday 3rd July
11th June 2004 Operated an Evening 'country-rock' cruise on Friday 11th June
9th May 2004 First sailings of the season
Operated timetabled sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 9th May - commencing from Interlaken at 1134
This was a couple of weeks earlier than 2003
 
21st September 2003 Last sailings of the season
Operated the regular two round trips from Interlaken to Brienz on Sunday 21st September
5th September 2003 Operated an Evening 'Jazz' Cruise on Friday 5th September
1st August 2003 Operated an Evening Fireworks Cruise on Friday 1st August
21st June 2003 Operated an Evening 'Jazz' Cruise on Saturday 21st June
25th May 2003 First sailings of the season
Operated timetabled sailings 63-64-69-70 on Sunday 25th May - commencing from Interlaken at 1134
This was a month later than usual
 
22nd September 2002 Last sailings of the season
Regular two round trips from Interlaken to Brienz on Sunday 22nd September
6th September 2002 Operated an Evening 'Jazz' Cruise on Friday 6th September
1st August 2002 Operate an Evening 'Fireworks' Cruise on Thursday 1st August
7th July 2002 As a result of damage to the bow rudder, the paddle steamer terminated its return afternoon sailing at Bönigen on Sunday 7th July - it was then withdrawn from service between Monday 8th and Wednesday 10th July for repairs
see news page for further details
Return to service was on Thursday 11th July
22nd June 2002 Operated an Evening 'Jazz' Cruise on Saturday
22nd June
28th April 2002 First sailings of the season
Operated timetabled sailings 63-64-69-70 on Swiss Navigation Sunday 28th April - commencing from
Interlaken at 1131
 
30th September 2001 Last public sailing of 2001
Operated a 'Cultural and Culinary' Cruise on
Sunday 30th September
23rd September 2001 Last timetabled sailing of 2001 on Sunday 23rd
September
21st September 2001 Operated an Evening 'Country' Cruise on
Friday 21st September
24th August 2001 Operated an Evening 'Jazz' Cruise on Friday 24th
August
1st August 2001 Operated an Evening 'Fireworks' Cruise on
Wednesday 1st August
16th July 2001 As a result of damage by floating trees to a paddle
wheel, the paddle steamer was withdrawn from
service on Monday 16th July for repairs
Return to service was on Sunday 22nd July
7th July 2001 Operated an Evening 'Jazz' Cruise on Saturday
7th July
1st July 2001 The paddle steamer operated a special breakfast
cruise
before operating the normal timetabled
service on Sunday 1st July
26th - 29th June 2001 The paddle steamer operated special "free" evening
cruises
for local residents from
       Oberried, Niederried and Ringgenberg on
          Tuesday 26th June
       Brienz on Wednesday 27th June
       Bönigen and Iseltwald on Thursday 28th June
and Interlaken on Friday 29th June
24th June 2001 First timetabled sailing of 2001 (after the re-build)
on Sunday 24th June, earlier than advertised
22nd June 2001 Made her maiden voyage for invited guests only
on Friday 22nd June
This followed the major re-build during the winter
which included the installation of a new boiler and
the restoration of the first class dining room to its
original condition
27th January 2001 "Open" day at Interlaken Works to view progress
on the re-build - see report and photo feature
 
11th September 2000 Entered dock for a major re-build
10th September 2000 Last timetabled sailing of 2000 three weeks earlier
than usual on Sunday 10th September
1st August 2000 Operated Evening Fireworks Cruise on
Tuesday 1st August
1st July 2000 Operated Evening Jazz Cruise on Saturday 1st July
30th April 2000 First timetabled sailing of 2000 on Sunday 30th April
one week earlier than originally advertised to include
"Swiss Navigation Day"
 
26th September 1999 Last timetabled sailing of 1999 one week earlier than
usual on Sunday 26th September
2nd May 1999 First timetabled sailing of 1999 on Sunday 2nd May
 
4th October 1998 Last timetabled sailing of 1998 on Sunday 4th October
May 1998 First timetabled sailing of 1998 - Can you help?
 
October 1997 Last timetabled sailing of 1997 - Can you help?
4th May 1997 First timetabled sailing of 1997 on Sunday 4th May
 
6th October 1996 Last timetabled sailing of 1996 on Sunday 6th October
5th May 1996 First timetabled sailing of 1996 on Sunday 5th May
 
1st October 1995 Last timetabled sailing of 1995 on Sunday 1st October
12th August 1995 Operated Evening Cruise to Brienz for Rothorn on
Saturday 12th August
8th July 1995 Operated Evening Cruise to Brienz for Rothorn on
Saturday 8th July
7th May 1995 First timetabled sailing of 1995 on Sunday 7th May
 
2nd October 1994 Last timetabled sailing of 1994 on Sunday 2nd October
17th September 1994 Operated Evening Cruise to Brienz for Rothorn on
Tuesday 17th September
20th August 1994 Operated Evening Cruise to Brienz for Rothorn on
Tuesday 20th August
23rd July 1994 Operated Evening Cruise to Brienz for Rothorn on
Tuesday 23rd July
May 1994 First timetabled sailing of 1994 - Can you help?
 
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