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Schynige Platte

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Highlights
  • Drive from Wilderswill to the Schynige Platte at 2076 m above sea level.
  • Experience a ride on the 19th century rack railroad
  • The nostalgic wooden rack railroad is open and allows a clear view
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains during the 7 km ride
  • Free alphorn concert over lunch with nature cinema in the background
  • View of the triumvirate: Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as Lake Brienz and Lake Thun
Description

The Schynige Platte Railway has been running on the same picturesque route between Wilderswil and Schynige Platte since 1893. Once at the top, you will enjoy not only the wonderful view of the Bernese Oberland, but also a rich fauna and a lot of Swiss tradition.

Route mountain railway

Bottom station: Wilderswil

Intermediate station: Breitlauenen at the mountain inn Breitlauenen

Mountain station: Schynige Platte

Practical information:

The Schynige Platte cable car is equipped with wooden benches
Suitable for: Baby carriages, families, wheelchair users, dogs
The valley station is located at the Wilderswil train station
Due to bad weather conditions there may be train cancellations

Price Includes

  • Train ride from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte
  • Botanic Alpine Garden
  • Nature cinema frame
  • Rail ticket from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte
  • Single or return

Price Excludes

  • Trips by steam locomotive
  • Food & drinks

Trip time

Half day

Dates and Times

 from April to November

Timetable Schynige Platte rack railroad

Departure: every 40 minutes from Wilderswil and Schynige Platte
First departure from Wilderswil: Monday to Friday at 7:25 a.m
First departure from Wilderswil: Saturday to Sunday at 8:05 a.m
Last departure from Schynige Platte: 5:53 p.m
Operation: from 19 June to 24 October

Important Information

Paid parking at Wilderswil train station

Meeting Points

Wilderswil train station, 3812 Wilderswil

Swiss Activities Tip

The Schynige Platte bears the nickname “Top of Swiss tradition”. The Swiss Flower & Panorama Trail, a botanical alpine garden and alphorn players between 11:00 and 14:00 await you here.
Timetable Schynige Platte rack railroad

Departure: every 40 minutes from Wilderswil and Schynige Platte
First departure from Wilderswil: Monday to Friday at 7:25 a.m
First departure from Wilderswil: Saturday to Sunday at 8:05 a.m
Last departure from Schynige Platte: 5:53 p.m
Operation: from 19 June to 24 October

Why you should visit Schynige Platte?

  1. The Schynige Platte is a slate rock face on the Gummihorn, which reflects the light particularly intensively during and after rain. Because of this enchanting phenomenon, the Schynige Platte bears its name.
  2. The Panorama Hike is a leisurely circular hike to and from Schynige Platte, suitable for the whole family.
  3. The Schynige Platte is a paradise for families thanks to the children’s playground “Lily’s Alpenspielplatz” and the Teddyland
  4. From Schynige Platte a very popular, challenging and incredibly panoramic hike leads to Grindelwald First or to Grosse Scheidegg. Hiking tickets are available for this hike, which include all mountain rides.
 
 

 

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