Schynige Platte, Bernese Oberland

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Hike the mountain trails after an antique train trip offering extensive views of the surrounding highland landscape at Schynige Platte. Enjoy the old-world atmosphere of the carriages, which feature wooden benches and equipment from the 19th century. Gaze upon the countryside and admire the forests, meadows, and lakes, all of which provide plenty of photo opportunities. Observe the three mountaintops--Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau--with their snow-capped peaks. You can also visit the alpine garden, which displays around 650 species of plants during the summer months. Make Schynige Platte a part of your Interlaken vacation plans using our Interlaken online vacation planner .
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  • We took train from Widerswil station up to Schynige platte takes about 1 hour and cost 48 chf per adult with a cup of tea and biscuit included from restaurant at top. The ride up delivers so amazing v...  more »
  • We took the train at Wilderswill, near Interlaken. The trains take you upwards through a lush alpine scenery up to the cosy Schynige Platte station. This was the starting point for our trekking. We ch...  more »
  • We were staying in Lauterbrunnen and had Swiss Travel Passes. The round trip train ride is covered by the pass. Although the ride was good, we really enjoyed being at the top with the gorgeous views. ...  more »

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