Schynige Platte Tours
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Step inside one of the wooden coaches of the historic cogwheel railway that trundles up to Switzerland’s Schynige Platte, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Then get out on the Alpine plateau, where sweeping views of the Eiger mountain and the Jungfrau countryside await you.
A marvel of belle epoque engineering, the Schynige Platte railway has been taking visitors up to the spectacular Alpine summit since 1893. The plateau is known for its myriad plants and wildflowers, the latter of which can be seen from May to October. Explore the Alpine Garden managed by the University of Bern, hike one of the trails, or simply enjoy the surroundings from the comfort of a table at the Schynige Platte restaurant.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The railway is very popular—be sure to book your train ticket in advance.
- Entry to the garden is included with the purchase of a train ticket.
- The Schynige Platte railway isn’t accessible to wheelchairs.
How to Get There
To get to Schynige Platte, take the cogwheel railway from the town of Wilderswil. Trains typically depart every 40 minutes, and the journey to the plateau takes just under an hour. Regular trains connect Wilderswil with Interlaken. The closest airports are Bern (about 45 minutes away) and Zurich International (around two hours away).
When to Get There
The railway and Alpine garden are open every day from late May to late October. The last train down from the summit usually leaves in the early evening.
Where to Find Local Beer in Interlaken
Taste a different side of Switzerland at Interlaken’s Rugenbräu brewery, which has been making beer in the region since the 1860s. Rugenbräu also happens to be one of the few whiskey distilleries in the country. Take a guided tour of the premises—or just savor a glass of the local brew.
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1 Tours and Activities to Experience Schynige Platte
Book in advance to visit Schynige Platte by vintage cogwheel train. While the mountain ridge is spectacular, the journey to get there is the main draw and this option makes it easy for you. With your prebooked ticket, you’ll board the historic train at Wilderswil at a convenient time for you, then relax as the train climbs through the rugged landscapes of the Bernese Alps. Hike, soak up the views, and try Swiss specialities at the summit level restaurant before your descent.
Explore the best of the Swiss Alps and discover top attractions with ease with this 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7- or 8-day Jungfrau region travel pass. Explore by boat, bus, gondola and railway, and enjoy hassle-free travel around Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Kleine Scheidegg, Harder Kulm and the Alps beyond. Follow winding hiking trails beneath the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks, and marvel at the plunging valleys and rolling hillsides of the beautiful the Bernese Oberland. With your travel pass to hand, customize your itinerary and explore at your own pace.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book Schynige Platte tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Schynige Platte can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Schynige Platte tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Schynige Platte 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Schynige Platte costs USD 71.34. Guided Schynige Platte tours start around USD 71.34 per person. See all 1 Schynige Platte tickets and tours on Viator.
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