Schynige Platte view (the railway station is visible)
|Elevation||2,076 m (6,811 ft)|
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.
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.
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