Schynige Platte

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Schynige Platte
Schynige Platte.jpg
Schynige Platte view (the railway station is visible)
Elevation 2,076 m (6,811 ft)
Location
Schynige Platte is located in Switzerland
Schynige Platte
Schynige Platte
Location in Switzerland
Location Switzerland
Range Bernese Alps
Coordinates 46°39′22″N 7°54′25″E / 46.65611°N 7.90694°E / 46.65611; 7.90694Coordinates: 46°39′22″N 7°54′25″E / 46.65611°N 7.90694°E / 46.65611; 7.90694
Climbing
Easiest route Railway

The Schynige Platte is a Swiss mountain region near Wilderswil where the Schynige Platte Railway ends. It lies at the western end of a prominent ridge in the Bernese Oberland. In good weather conditions the summit offers spectacular views to many surrounding mountains, including Jungfrau, Eiger, Silberhorn, and others. Also, the two lakes of Thunersee and Brienzersee are visible to the North, over 1,500 metres (4,921 ft) lower.

Schynige Platte region as seen from the south. The railway station is visible at the left (western) end of the ridge. Just left of center is the small peak of Oberberghorn. At right is the summit of Loucherhorn.

An alpine garden is located near the summit where various alpine plants can be found together with labels, indicating their Latin names (many of these plants also grow around as wild species). At the top of the railway station there is a hotel and mountain restaurant.

Hiking[edit]

Schynige Platte is a starting point for the popular hiking trails to Faulhorn or First. A number of shorter loop trails also extend east from the train station, reaching Oberberghorn and Loucherhorn.

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