Schynige Platte

Schynige Platte, Wilderswil: Address, Phone Number, Schynige Platte Reviews: 4.5/5

Schynige Platte
4.5
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erbr63
Rapperswil, Switzerland747 contributions
Fantastic day, breath taking views
Oct 2021
At long last one of my wishes came true and was able to complement my previous experiences from the fantastic Jungfrau region.
We enjoyed a fantastic old fashioned and slow ride up the mountain, the views are simply breath taking - any time of the year.
We very much enjoyed the approx. 2 walk / hike, and proper hiking boots are much recommended. The altitude should be well considered and take it easy / slowly to best enjoy the day.
Written 16 October 2021
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CPaM68
Texas577 contributions
We Saw a Mountain Goat
Jul 2021
Schynige Platte is one of the classic mountain lookouts in Switzerland with 13000 ft. plus mountain peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in full and glorious view. It is accessed via a cog railway, which was opened in 1893, that departs from Wilderswil and then winds upward for about an hour with spectacular views of lakes Tuhn and Brienz. The views on the journey up are fantastic, but those at the top are breathtaking. There are also multiple trails and hikes you can take and, although we had no plans to go on any major hikes, we did walk along the ridge on one of the trails. Over the ridge, we were treated to having a peaceful encounter with a mountain goat which was leisurely grazing by the trail. It was both a surprise and the highlight of our day. I also got a great picture of my daughter and granddaughter in the double sun lounger chairs at the start of the trail. There is both a hotel and restaurant at Schynige Platte. The restaurant has an outside terrace with plenty of seating and a beautiful view. We ate at the self-serve cafeteria section of the restaurant and, while it was a little expensive, the food was very good. Another attraction for nature lovers is the botanical alpine garden with 650 different alpine plants. For kids, there is also a rather nice playground. On the day we visited, Schynige Platte was very quiet and peaceful as it gave us the magical views of the mountains and alpine valleys.
Written 26 September 2021
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Written 3 October 2021
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4,333 contributions
Amazing views
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was a spectacular place to finish a long walk from Grindelwald First.

We had a nice snack, drink and then took the old style cog railway down the mountain.

The views across the valley to the snow covered mountains were spectacular and worth the walk alone.
Written 12 September 2021
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Written 3 October 2021
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Joe S
5 contributions
Cute train with spectacular views
Aug 2021
Extremely friendly and accommodating staff! Great train ride on a train that makes you think you are traveling during the golden age of alpine tourism. Unforgettable views of lakes, glaciers, and nature!
Written 9 September 2021
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Written 3 October 2021
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Lara B
Interlaken, Switzerland39 contributions
Amazing views!
Aug 2021
Fantastic hike from First to Schynige Platte, 6 hours but the views are some of the best in the area! Nice terrace well placed, a little over crowded but that's good for them!
Written 3 September 2021
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Written 7 September 2021
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louis
Luxembourg5 contributions
Most beautiful views
Aug 2021
from leaving Wilderswil on the old train, slow and very steep. The views going up is some of the most beautiful i have seen. We went up with our 2 daughters 2/4 and had a blast. Loads to do and surrounded by beauty
Written 16 August 2021
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Written 17 August 2021
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Douglas A
Zurich344 contributions
Avoid until covid risks pass
Oct 2020
The train is quaint, and the views amazing (we did the Panoramaweg walk, which actually is not for the faint of heart). However the train is quite small and slow (a fast walking pace), so it takes a good 50 minutes to make the trip each way.

Even in the middle of the week in the off season, it was crowded. Everyone is loaded into the quite small carriage with bench seating, so you have to snuggle up. Even though everyone was wearing a mask, being in a small airless carriage with 30 or so other people didn't feel safe. In fact the folks next to us objected to being asked to board the train with so many people, but since the train is the only way down other than walking, they had no choice. In fact, they got off half way down, presumably to walk the rest of the way.

They should really put the train to at least half capacity. I'd avoid this experience until Covid is no longer an issue.
Written 11 October 2020
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Kelvin C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands27 contributions
Nice starting point for hikes!
Went to Schynige Platte to start my hike to First. A very nice place to start hikes from here. Even with short hikes (1-2 hours) you will be able to see rewarding views!
Written 3 October 2020
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CPaM68
Texas577 contributions
Historic cog railway to Schynige Platte
Aug 2019
The only way to reach Schynige Platte, other than hiking, is by the historic cogwheel train that departs from the train station in Wilderswil. The 50-minute leisurely train ride is very scenic with some breathtaking views of the high mountain peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. When riding this railway you are also experiencing authentic Swiss railway history. All the locomotives are from the Belle Epoque period and some of the coaches are even older. The expression Belle Époque "beautiful era" came into use after the First World War as a nostalgic term for what had seemed a simpler time of optimism, elegance, and progress before the war. The operation of the mountain railway from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte was opened in 1893. Steam locomotives were used until 1914 when the track was electrified. Since the conversion to electric operation, no other significant changes have been made. When making the assent try and sit on the right side of the train for a slightly better view as it climbs up the rolling meadows and dense forest. The train also passes through a few tunnels and the views just keep getting better and better until you arrive at Schynige Platte which is situated 6,454 feet above sea level. This is considered one of the classic mountain lookouts in Switzerland.
Written 8 July 2020
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Margot C
190 contributions
Great trip
Jul 2020 • Family
The trip to Schynige Platte can be done with the ‘top-of-Europe’ train pass. We took the train from Grindelwald to Wilderswil and then on to the Schynige Platte. It is a very good trip with an old-style train and beautiful views. We liked it much better than the over-hyped trip to the Jungfrau.
Written 2 July 2020
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