First to Schynige Platte - Gondola/train schedules

First to Schynige Platte - Gondola/train schedules

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Mark
Mark
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Jul 2, 2017 - 2:53 PM

We are staying in Wengen September 2-6. One day we want to hike from First to Schynige Platte. I understand it is about 8.3 miles (15 km) and we need to allow 6 hours for the hike. We are planning to ride the series of gondolas to First and the cog train from Schynige Platte to Wilderswil. Do you know the hours of operation in September for the gondolas and Schynige Platte train? We would like to start as early as possible and make sure we finish in time before the last train down from Schynige Platte.

Also is going from First to Schynige Platte easier or the reverse from Schynige Platte to First? Last allowing 6 hours for 8.3 mile hike is about a 1.4 MPH pace (fairly slow). Is this because of the steep climb to Faulhorn ?

Brahms
Brahms
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Jul 3, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Welkom Marki,

The most people walk from Schynige Platte to First but First to Schynige platte is also posible.

Information Schynige Plattebahn: www.jungfrau.ch/de-ch/schynige-platte/

greetings from the Netherlands, Brahms

Mark
Mark
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Jul 3, 2017 - 1:45 AM in reply to Brahms

Thanks, Is there a reason people would choose one way over the other. Which way is easiest. Looks like less elevation to clinb from First to Schynige Platte . Also do you know when the gondolas open in September fromWengen and Mannlichen to First. Would like to get an early start. Looks like last train down from Schynige Platte is about 5:50 PM

Arno
Arno
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Jul 3, 2017 - 5:54 AM

Hi Marki,

It's more of a gradual long climb going from Schynige Platte to First, while it's a shorter climb and long descent from First to Schynige Platte. You'll find all gondola/train schedules in the timetable.

Last modified on Jul 3, 2017 - 8:16 AM by Annika
Brahms
Brahms
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Jul 3, 2017 - 8:41 AM

monday 04.09.17

07:03 Wengen, train to: Lauterbrunnen
Fietstransport beperkt mogelijk, alleen 2e Klas

07:21 Lauterbrunnen

Change train

07:33 Lauterbrunnen platform 2 - train to Interlaken Ost

07:42 Zweilütschinen platform 2

Change train

07:47 Zweilütschinen platform 3 - train to Grindelwald

08:09 Grindelwald

Walk from Station Grindelwald to Firstbahn: 20 minutes

Firstbahn timetable september 2017:

14.08. - 03.09.2017 | 08.30 bis 18.00 Uhr

04.09. - 01.10.2017 | 08.30 bis 17.00 Uhr

You can also do: Wengen>Mannlichen>Grindelwald grund > walk to stationWAB> Grindelwald Grund> Grindelwald station. This is a very nice route.

Last modified on Jul 3, 2017 - 8:49 AM by Brahms

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