We travelled from our hotel in Wengen by train to Lauterbrunnen station and then we got the train to Interlaken but we had to get off at Wildersville station to catch the cog railway up to the Schynige Platte.On previous reviews,it can be quite costly to get up to the top of the Schynige Platte but if like us you have the Jungfrau 6day pass,it will entitle you to free access up the Schynige Platte as well as all the other trains and cablecars and boats in this region,so over the 6 day period whilst you are on holiday,the 6day pass will definitely save you money and time.
The journey up to the top takes about an hour but my advise is to try and sit on the right side of the carriage on the way up and then you will have the truly spectacular views of the Eiger,monch and Jungfrau mountains as well as the lakes of Thun and Brienze in the distance,not to be missed and get your cameras ready for the views.
Also,try and go when its not too cloudy and misty otherwise you will be disappointed at the top with not much to look at.We were lucky when we went.as it was brilliant sunshine and teashirt weather when we were at the top of the Platte.
Once at the top,you can either walk up the road to the self service resataurant which has great views of the three famous mountains as well as the views down in the Lauterbrunnen valley whilst you have refreshments.Or you can make you way to the Alpine Gardens which in back end of September were not many flowers left to look at but still has great views of the surrounding area.The paths are quite narrow around the gardens so take care when there is a lot of people around you and there are some benches to sit on and take in the views.
For the more adventurous of you,there are plenty of walks you can do in the area varying from easy to difficult gradients depending on your experience and fitness.
We did a circular walk around the Gardens and surrounding area taking in the tremendous scenery,it took us about an hour to walk round,then we got back to the station and we made our way up to the Resataurant for a bite to eat before we headed back down the Schynige Platte and back to Wildersville.
If you get chance to visit the Schynige Platte and its Alpine gardens,you won"t be disappointed,it is "Well Worth A Visit".
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