Schynige Platte – romantic rail

Already the journey with a nostalgic cog railway and open carriages is an adventure in itself - and the higher you climb, the better the breath-taking views of the mountains that open up all around you.

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Since over 120 years the small train has been ascending the up to 25% climb to the viewing terrace and mountain hotel. The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are the big attraction up here, together with the popular round ridge hike with views over the lake of Brienz and alpine gardens with 600 diverse plant species, which are certainly worth a visit.

Habitual hikers are familiar with the scenic six-hour hike to the Faulhorn - and on via the Bachsee lake to the mountain station of the Grindelwald–First gondola railway.

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Altitude: 2076m
Accessibility:
Train from Interlaken Ost to Wilderswil, cog railway to the Schynige tabletop
View: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau – three-star views up close, Lake Thun, Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura
Attractions: Trip in open-top carriage on the steep cog railway, alpine gardens with 600 plant species
Culinary aspects: Today the restaurant comprises a sun terrace with seating for over 500 people. http://hotelschynigeplatte.ch/eng/image/hotel/hotelview.jpg
Overnight stays: Nostalgic rooms in the mountain hotel with 2 or 3 bed rooms.
Groups: Bergrestaurant 350, sun terrace 170, new restaurant 100 places
Winter: closed
Special comments: Attractive Faulhorn – Grindelwald/First day hike



1 Comments

  • 1
    Carol McAlpine

    This is a must do trip for panoramic views. However-- if you are wanting to hike with small children under 10 it isn,t a good choice. The paths are narrow , rocky , slippery in spots so walking and enjoying the view are impossible. Hopefully the paths will be improved in the future because the views are the best in the area.

    Friday, Sep 6, 2013 8:35 PM

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