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Schynige Platte Railway

We take an enthralling journey on the Schynige Platte Railway, which runs for four-and-a-half miles to the summit of Schynige Platte, some 6,463ft above sea level. The railway is noted for using many of its original electric locomotives and restored period carriages, creating a nostalgic 'Belle Epoque' feel for the experience.

The narrow-gauge line begins in the pretty town of Wilderswil. On leaving the town, the train makes use of the cogwheel system to navigate the steep incline of the track. To negotiate the 4,547ft climb, the railway takes a route over the Breitlaünen Mountain. Running up a winding ledge, the line is sheltered from some of the most extreme weather that can be seen at this altitude. Nevertheless, there is still an amazing panorama from the train; along this stretch of the line there is a clear view of Lake Thun and the towns and villages clustered around it, as well as the other mountains rising away from the waters.

The Schynige Platte Railway then continues across the mountain and through a stretch of woodland, covered with a dense collection of pine trees. Eventually, after curving right around its southern face, the train reaches the peak of the Schynige Platte, which is characterised not only by its superb vistas but also for its botanical garden at the summit.

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“we found the hotel, tour manager, fellow tourists, trips, etc all excellent ( also the weather). We like staying in one centre and going on trips from that location.
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