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Tour description

At Breitlauenen station you can enjoy wonderful views of Lakes Brienz and Thun and the pre-Alp peaks Brienzer Rothorn, Augstmatthorn, Hohgant and Niederhorn. Here the trail branches off from the railway line, leads down through the forest and then climbs steadily along a well-maintained gravel path. Nature’s variety; The first third of the trail leads you through the pleasant shade of the deciduous forest, revealing at intervals lovely views of Lake Brienz, Interlaken and the Bödeli, the plain between Lakes Thun and Brienz. The forest soon thins out and the trail crosses some deep gullies, where the path is secured with a railing. The views widen, soon taking in the entire Lauterbrunnen Valley. Gain altitude crossing the wide basin of Alp Bigelti parallel to the Schynige Platte Railway and, after one last turn, reach Schynige Platte. Inspiring panoramic view The panoramic view from here is stunning: to the east, you can see the valley of the Black Lütschine with Grindelwald, to the south the valley of the White Lütschine with Lauterbrunnen and the small village of Isenfluh nestled on its terrace above. Between them you can see the green domed peak of the Männlichen and the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks in all their splendour. Ferdinand Hodler immortalized these fascinating views in several magnificent paintings.


Some short exposed passages are secured by guard rails.
Normal hiking gear, hiking boots with good soles, hiking poles an advantage on uphill sections.
End of May to mid-October.

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Places along the route: Breitlauenen - Schynige Platte


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Tour history (B06013)

First published: Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2016

Last updated: Donnerstag, 14. April 2016

Tour published by: Presented by www.jungfrau.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 2.6 km | Time requirement: 2 h
Ascent: 430 m | Descent: 1 m
Highest point: 1981 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty T1 Hiking

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Rail Info Interlaken
Höheweg 37
CH-3800 Interlaken
Telefon: +41 (0)33 828 72 33
Fax: +41 (0)33 828 72 60
E-Mail: info@jungfrau.ch
Internet: www.jungfrau.ch/rail-info