Schynige Platte

Schynige Platte: Nostalgic Rail to Timeless Beauty.

What could be more perfect than a romantic trip in a nostalgic railcar? This one-of-a-kind, 120-year-old train with vintage wooden seats, features conductors in historic uniforms as it ascends 4.3 miles in 52 minutes to Schynige Platte. It all starts in Wilderswil, just a four-minute train ride from Interlaken Ost train station, where you board this unique cogwheel train. Once in Schynige Platte, you’ll enjoy views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, Lake Thun, Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. This natural wonderland is a popular starting point for all kinds of hikes. It’s also the site of the only Botanical Alpine Garden in Switzerland, home to around 600 species of Alpine plants. Don’t forget to stop by the mountain’s hotel and welcoming restaurant offering a spacious terrace. Incredibly, those with a Swiss Travel Pass and Swiss Travel Pass Flex will find they’re entitled to free travel on this excursion. Schynige Platte. It’s not just a wonderful trip, it’s a trip back in time.

Here’s what’s included:

    • Includes round-trip travel from Wilderswil or Interlaken to Schnyige Platte on board a unique vintage cogwheel train.
    • The 52 minute journey brings you to the summit where the following activities can be found:
    • The only botanical Alpine garden in Switzerland with 650 species of flowers.
    • Impressive views of the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and Lakes Thun and Brienz.
    • Daily entertainment by costumed Alphorn players.
    • Easy circular hiking trails.
    • Mountain hotel and panorama restaurant with spacious terrace.
    • Nature cinema and railway exhibition.

 

Conditions:

    • Discounted fares are valid when traveling with a Swiss Half Fare Card and Eurail Pass that includes Switzerland, please refer to the type of pass you have when selecting your tickets.
    • Free travel with a valid Swiss Travel Pass (use of travel day required).
    • All child rates are valid for children ages 6 -15.
    • Children under 6 are free.
    • Children traveling with a Swiss Family Card are free when they travel with a parent or guardian that is traveling with a Swiss Travel Pass. Where noted below, please indicate the number of children that are NOT covered by the Swiss Family Card. Note: these children will be required to purchase a ticket.
    • Train tickets and Swiss Transfer tickets are not valid for rail pass discounts.
    • Tickets are valid for six months from the date of purchase.
    • Operating from June 04 to October 23 2016.
    • Cogwheel train operates daily every 40 minutes from 07:25 am to 04:45 pm. During bad weather the schedule may be changed without prior notice.
    • Prices are subject to change.
How do I get to Schynige Platte?

In Wilderswil, just a 4-minute train ride from Interlaken Ost, you board the unique cogwheel train with vintage wooden seats reminiscent of its 1893 inaugural journey up the Schynige Platte.