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Follow the historic train route from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte aboard the steam locomotive H2/35, from 1894. Admire how the intricate machinery parts work, observe how the coal is fed to the engine, and more! The steam train ride is a slow one, perfect for absorbing the gorgeous scenery around you.
Not every day, you can be a loco pilot! At Schynige Platte train ride, you can steer the SPB steam loco with the driver’s assistance. You can partake in this unique experience by registering at the Wilderswil railway station. At the end of the “drive”, you even get a certificate, an antique Schynige Platte Railway map, and souvenirs.
Explore the panoramic trails from Bergrestaurant to Loucherhorn, an easy hike. Enjoy the stunning views of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau on your way, and explore the huts at Oberberg Village. If you’re a pro hiker, you can embark on the Schynige Platte to Grindelwald First, a 16 km trail offering the experience of a lifetime.
Explore the scenic flower trail at Schynige Platte, home to Alp’s richest flora. Enjoy the rich variety of Alpine flora, as the path leads you to picturesque meadows and pastures. Take Instagram-worthy photos at Lily’s Playground and listen to the chimes of bells from the nearby castles, transporting you to a dream-like state!
A hidden gem, the alpine botanical garden houses 750 different species of plants, some of which are endangered too. Get close to the rare Edelweiss, which was facing extinction but is now blooming in its natural habitat. Take time to go through the information boards as you explore the garden, a haven for botanists.
At the end of the Panorama Trail, you’ll find the Alphorn players. Watch them churning out melodies from this 3.9 meter-long horn in awe. Discover this unique insight into traditional Swiss culture. Don’t miss out on the impressive Alphorn players’ performance from 11 AM to 2 PM, every day.
Enjoy delicious meals with jaw-dropping views from Schynige Platte restaurants. The first one is a small cafe, and the second is a self-service restaurant with a buffet menu. Regardless of which one you go for, you are guaranteed incredible scenery of the surrounding landscape and snow-capped peaks of the Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger mountains.
Stay for a night at a traditional Swiss hotel, known for its impeccable hospitality. Book a room at the Berghotel, all rooms come with idyllic mountain views. Get an unforgettable, and authentic Swiss experience. You can also, get on small hiking trails from here to nearby “postcard” villages during your stay.
Best Time to Visit: Between the end of May and the end of October, when the weather is favorable, and Schynige Platte Railway also operates. If you prefer hiking, avoid July-August (peak season).
Address: 3815 Gsteigwiler, Switzerland
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The Schynige Platte tickets will cost you CHF 71.20. This includes round-trip train transfers to Schynige Platte from Interlaken or Wilderswil Station.
You can purchase Schynige Platte tickets online or from the Interlaken OST or Wilderswil Station. However, buying tickets online can save you from long queues at the venue.
Booking Schynige Platte tickets online offers benefits like avoiding queues at the stations, especially during peak seasons, and the option to buy tickets at your convenient time.
Schynige Platte tickets will take you to the Schynige plateau, considered the highest point in Europe. You can also get onboard a cogwheel train and absorb the picturesque mountains and scenic beauty of the place.
Schynige Platte tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours before the time of the visit and get a full refund.
You can take the historic cogwheel train from Interlaken or Wilderswil and visit the attractions of Schynige Platte along the way. There are also numerous hiking trails. Embark on any of such trails and explore top attractions on foot.
Some of the must-visit attractions are Historic Railway, Panorama Flower Trail, and Alpine Botanical Garden if you’re in Schynige Platte.
Yes, Schynige Platte tickets allow free entry into the Alpine Botanical Garden. Don’t miss out!
Absolutely, Schynige Platte offers some of the best travel experiences for every visitor. Regardless of whether you are an adventure seeker or simply looking for a quiet vacation, Schynige Platte has something for everyone.
If you’re looking for charming weather, getting onboard the historic steam railway, and exploring the flowery meadows, May to October is the best time to visit. Consider the shoulder months if you’re looking to hike. If you’re into winter sports, December to February is a good time.