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Schynige Platte – Cog Rail to Alpine Garden

Schynige-Plate Bahn Railway CarThis nostalgic La Belle Epoch cog-wheel rack railway, first opened in 1893, is owned by the Berner Oberland Bahn and makes a 50 minute trip from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte, an Alps plateau at 6453 feet altitude. The 4.5 mile long scenic line via Breitlauenen Alp operates in summer months from May to October and does not run in the winter. At the top of the route is the Botanical Alpine Garden with 600 species of flowering plants, the Teddyland play area for children and alpine hiking trails with views of the Eiger,Monch and Jungfrau. It is possible to stay overnight at the Schynige Platte mountain hotel at the top of the route. The hotel was built in 1899, with spacious rooms and a restaurant. Rail and hotel packages are offered.

The train cars are classic era newly updated stock in red and gold livery with wooden bench seating in a single class. The Schynige Platte Railway connects with the main line of the Berner Oberland Bahn (BOB) at the Wilderswil station between Interlaken Ost and Lauterbrunnen. Ticket cost is 35 CHF one way and 60 CHF return. A family deal is offered through the season during the whole season, two children to age 15 travel free to Schynige Platte with each adult purchasing a ticket. The offer is also valid for grandparents with grandchildren and godparents. Swiss Pass gets a 50% reduction and Eurail Rail Passes a 25% reduction for the Schynige Platte Rail route.

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