Posts about Schynige Platte

The “Schynige Platte” is a high mountain area in the Bernese Oberland. It lies at an altitude of about 2,000 metres at the western end of a prominent ridge of the Schwarzhorn range, and is notable for its hotel and cog railway: one of the highest in Switzerland. In good weather conditions the area offers spectacular views to Interlaken and to many surrounding mountains, including the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. (Wikipedia.)

Firsts of August

1st August is Switzerland’s Bundestag (or federal day), so Jo and I usually take advantage of the day off work to celebrate our adopted home. Here are some photographic mementoes of the day trips we’ve made.

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Chüematta

A higher-resolution version of the panoramic view from my previous post about our hike from Isenfluh, photographed from high above the southern end of the Lütschine and Lauterbrunnen valleys as they open into the Bödeli plain near Interlaken and Lake Brienz. This part of the mountain is called Chüematta: Swiss German for “Cow Meadow”.

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Oberberghorn

I’ve been looking at the tooth-like promontory in the distance quite regularly, ever since we moved to Faulensee. It’s a very distinct peak on the eastern side of the Schynige Platte and one which begs to be explored.

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