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From Wilderswil: Schynige Platte Railway Round Trip and More

1. From Wilderswil: Schynige Platte Railway Round Trip and More

Take the traditional cogwheel train with open windows up to Schynige Platte, almost 2000 meters in altitude. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Thun and the impressive mountains of Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau during the 50-minute ride. Enjoy the sounds of the alpenhorn, the Swiss traditional instrument, with a free live concert daily from 11 AM-2 PM. See the famous edelweiss flowers at close range at the Schynige Platte Alpine Garden where they grow along with the black lobelia, the paradise lily and around 650 other species in an easily accessible environment. Relax on the terrace of the restaurant and take in the amazing views. Enjoy a short stroll or try a 6-hour mountain tour. For children, the wooden cow Lily and her friends invite the little ones to play at the new playground right next to the mountain hotel. Parents can make themselves comfortable at the playground and be enchanted by the stunning mountain panorama.

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Small Group Tour from Interlaken

2. Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Small Group Tour from Interlaken

Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the train station Interlaken Ost. The tour starts with the travel by train to Lauterbrunnen, where you arrive after 20 Minutes. While you change the train, have a look at the famous "Staubbach" waterfall. The cogwheel railway from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg takes 50 minutes, where you get off. Here you will change onto the Jungfrau railway, which will take you within 30 minutes to the top. During the ride, the train will stop once in the middle of the tunnel for a scenic stop, where you will get off the train for 5 minutes.   Once you arrive at Jungfraujoch, which is 11,333 ft above sea level, your tour guide will lead you through the attractions of this destination. The sightseeing tour is protected from the weather outside and easily accessible. At the Sphinx terraces and in good weather conditions, you may see the black forest in Germany.  Walk through the "Alpine Sensation", a tribute to the construction work of the Jungfrau railway. The walk around will be finished by passing the chocolate heaven from "Lindt", a small exhibition about chocolate making in Switzerland.  According to your preferences, you may have lunch at one of the 3 restaurants at Jungfraujoch. Enjoy the views of the mountains surrounding and the rough weather situations at this altitude, before your tour guide will lead you back to the Jungfrau railway for the descent to Kleine Scheidegg.  From here, you will travel on the route to Grindelwald. The local train takes you within 40 minutes back to Interlaken, where the tour will end.. 

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - Private Day Tour from Zurich

3. Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - Private Day Tour from Zurich

Embark on a private day tour to the top of Europe in the Bernese Alps and visit Jungfraujoch. Ride by train and take in the glacier views before arriving at the highest train station in Europe. Tour through the Sphinx terrace, viewing platform, the Alpine sensation exhibition, and the Ice Cave. Meet your guide and travel on the train toward Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland. Transfer to the Jungfrau railway line, and take in the changing and snowy landscapes as you ride to Jungfraujoch. Considered a must-visit in Switzerland, Jungfraujoch is considered the Top of Europe, and connects the peaks of Jungfrau and Monch, at an elevation 11,371 feet above sea level. It’s part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch area, belonging to the UNESCO world heritage site. An aerial cableway and a cogwheel train connects the Jungfraujoch with Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, and since 1912, this fantastic glacier world is accessible by cogwheel train. Once at the top, tour through the attractions like the Sphinx terrace. Look out over the glacier wonderland at the viewing platform, discover the Alpine sensation exhibition, and explore the Ice cave.

From Lucerne: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

4. From Lucerne: Jungfraujoch Private Day Tour

Discover Jungfraujoch in the Bernese Alps — a must-see during any trip to Switzerland. These mountains connect Jungfrau and Mönch, at an elevation of 3,466 metres (11,371 ft) above sea level. It’s part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch area and a designated Unesco World Heritage Site. An aerial cableway and a coghwheel train connects the Jungfraujoch with Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Since 1912, this fantastic glacier world is accessible by cogwheel train. The tour begins by traveling from your starting point by train to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, where the Jungfrau railway line starts. It is a varied tour with a constantly changing landscape up to Jungfraujoch which has the highest train station in Europe. While you are at the top of the mountain, your guide will take you on a tour through the attractions like the Sphinx terrace, the viewing platform, the Alpine Sensation Exhibition, and the Ice cave. The building includes several restaurants and shops with panoramic views.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

It was a nice experience .. the enchanting alpine garden, the circular route to be mastered well .. also for older people, the wonderful view of the surrounding mountains .. only the cramped sitting in the train, due to rucksacks etc., did not appeal to me .

In order to see all the activities, you must have a guide as it is very easy to get lost and miss important things, at least for those visiting this attraction for the first time.

The Schynige Platte is worth the trip. Beautiful circular hiking trails, the Aipengarten and a good restaurant.

Mike was very knowledgeable and really personable. Enjoyed even though weather didn’t cooperate.