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Route details First to Schynige Platte trail

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How to get there & route details

About the trip to First and how to walk to Schynige Platte.

How to get there and back

You will first travel to Grindelwald by car or by train. A 10 minute walk is required to get from the train station to the gondola that takes you up to First.

A cogwheel train takes you from Schynige Platte down to Wilderswil. From there, you can travel by train or by car to Interlaken, Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. Be sure to reach Schynige Platte well before the last train departs.


Follow the signs to Schynige Platte. The first section of the route leads you to the Bachsee. That's where a considerable ascent starts, which brings you just under the top of the Faulhorn. What remains from here is a long but mostly gradual descent to Schynige Platte. After the steepest part, you will reach an authentic mountain hut in the middle of a desolate area with primarily rocks and stones: the Männdlenen hut (also known as the Weberhütte).

Shortly after the Männdlenen hut you will enter the green plateau of Schynige Platte. The last section of the route leads through meadows and is relatively easy. Before arriving at Schynige Platte, you need to choose whether to take the panorama route (recommended) or a lower situated path which will take about an hour extra.


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