On the Planalp, you feel closer to the sunny sky with its scudding clouds in the daytime, and closer to the moon and stars when night falls. In this beautiful spot above the village of Brienz, you and your companions will be welcomed with a heartfelt "Hoppid" – the traditional greeting of the locals. The Planalp is the midway station on the Brienz – Rothorn Kulm railway line – and a real jewel. Nestling on a high plateau amid a dreamy alpine landscape, you can be sure of stunning views. The old-fashioned Brienz Rothorn Railaway steams, hisses and puffs its way up to the Planalp from May to October. Should the snow melt early in spring or should a golden autumn extend the summer season, the railway continues to run to the Planalp from mid-May until November. Check the timetable at the tourist information office in Brienz. With several walking trails to choose from in all directions, the Planalp also makes an ideal starting point for hiking adventures amid the mountains.