Schynige Platte - Oberberghorn - Schynige Platte

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3.06 km long
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Hiking Trail
  • 01:15 h
  • 179 m
  • 179 m
  • 1,940 m
  • 2,066 m
  • 126 m
  • 3.06 km
  • start: Schynige Platte, summit station
  • destination: Schynige Platte, Bergstation Schynige Platte-Bahn

The starting point for this hike is located next to the restaurant just above the summit station. There is a short ascent before the trail takes a left turn to the west, leading along the slope to the Tuba lookout point. This is the starting point for a wonderful panoramic trail to the Oberberghorn: to the left, the waters of Lake Brienz glisten like a turquoise gemstone, to the right you can survey the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. The trail leads below the Alpine Garden straight back to the summit station. Alpine Garden; The Alpine Garden is well worth a visit. Alpine flowers in bloom provide a display of riotous colour and a bewitchingly lovely scent. This trail, which is almost one kilometre long, takes you through the Alpine Garden and gives you an excellent overview of the Alps' impressive botanical wealth. The plant species thriving here in their natural environment are labelled on information plaques, making it simple for the layperson to distinguish the Koch's gentian from the spring gentian. And if you've always wanted to see edelweiss, you're in luck too. The entrance to the Alpine Garden is located next to the mountain railway summit station. The Alpine Garden, is open daily from 08.30 until 17.45 h. The entrance fee is included in the railway fare. The around 600 plant species flower in stages.


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Best season

suitable
depending on the weather

Directions

Schynige Platte - Oberberghorn - Schynige Platte

Equipment

Hiking gear, hiking boots with good soles, possibly a guide book on Alpine Flora.

Directions

Via Bern or Lucerne to Interlaken. Or from the south, via the Grimsel Pass (summer only) or the Simplon Pass and the Lötschberg car-transport train to Interlaken. Then follow the signs Wilderswil.
Uncovered parking spaces are available behind the train station Wilderswil. 
With the Bernese Oberland Railway or by car to Wilderswil. The historic Schynige Platte Railway runs across the Breitlauenen Alp to the Schynige Platte. Travel time from Wilderswil: 53 minutes.

Additional information

Hike 60

(in the printed summer panoramic map of the Jungfrau Railways)

Safety guidelines

Very few exposed sections.

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Schynige Platte - Oberberghorn - Schynige Platte
3815 Gündlischwand