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Schynige Platte, Bernese Oberland

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Mountain Observation Deck
Hike the mountain trails after an antique train trip offering extensive views of the surrounding highland landscape at Schynige Platte. Enjoy the old-world atmosphere of the carriages, which feature wooden benches and equipment from the 19th century. Gaze upon the countryside and admire the forests, meadows, and lakes, all of which provide plenty of photo opportunities. Observe the three mountaintops--Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau--with their snow-capped peaks. You can also visit the alpine garden, which displays around 650 species of plants during the summer months. By using our Interlaken tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Schynige Platte and other attractions in Interlaken.
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  • We were persuaded to visit this spot which was not on our to do list and are so pleased we did. It was a slightly overcast day so The Jungfrau was not an option, shrouded in cloud. The trip was stunni...  more »
  • The train ride to Schynige Platte was worth every penny. The scenery only gets more and more beautiful the higher you travel, and you can see for what seems like miles in every direction. My friend an...  more »
  • We planned to go to Jungfraujoch but the cost was too high so this was suggested as an alternative. This ride up was pleasant and the views of Interlaken were amazing. The views from the top were also...  more »

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Where to stay in Interlaken

Straddling two lakes, the resort town of Interlaken is ideal for the traveler with a healthy budget and an appetite for bustling nightlife. Here you'll find a collection of hotels and bed and breakfasts right next to the clubs, restaurants, and bars. There are a couple of modestly priced hostels, but the majority of the accommodation offerings are in the mid-range price point. If you're searching for a quieter retreat, look to one of the neighboring towns.
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