Alpine Garden

sights / Parks & gardens

Lonely Planet review

The Alpine Garden on Schynige Platte (The Plateau) boasts over 500 types of flora. Take a cog-wheel train trip from Wilderswil to the 1967m (6450ft)-high plateau and be rewarded by magnificent views and an abundance of alpine flora, including Edelweiss. There's also a collection of thousands of toy bears at Teddyland.

Despite all this, the main attraction is the hiking and the views. The Panoramaweg is an easy two-hour circuit, while the trail to Grindelwald-First is one of the best in the region. If you're here in July or August, don't miss the moonlight hikes.

You reach the plateau on a cog-wheel train from Wilderswil, a short train ride from Interlaken Ost.