Schynige Platte -- One of many popular day-trip destinations throughout the Jungfrau region
is the Schynige Platte. The fun begins at the Wildeswil train station,
where the steeply-graded cogwheel rail quickly brings visitors above the
valley and the treeline, spying the twin lakes of Thun and Brienz in the
At the top, two points of interest await: the Alpine Garden,
where meadow flora is organized along meandering paths, and the Teddy Bear
Centre, a family-friendly tourist trap. I was quite content to walk
through the Garden and onward, enjoying the plateau's many fine vistas.
These photos are taken with the Canon G1 digital camera.