Damien is still on holidays and he went to Switzerland hoping to go to the mountains but the weather was too cloudy. Going to the mountain in this old small train must be really nice.
The landscape that surrounds Schynige Platte is a strange combination of grit, rock and stones and beautiful green meadows that are known for its large number of alpine flowers. Lovers of alpine flowers can take a special route where over 500 species of flowers can be found on 8,000 m² (2 acres). - in: http://www.swisspasses.com/classicrail/packages/schynigeplatte/
Since over 120 years the small train has been ascending the up to 25% climb to the viewing terrace and mountain hotel. The Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are the big attraction up here, together with the popular round ridge hike with views over the lake of Brienz and alpine gardens with 600 diverse plant species, which are certainly worth a visit. - in: http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/schynige-platte-sets-the-stage-for-the-eiger-moench-and-jungfrau.html