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The famous First to Schynige Platte trail

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Schynige Platte

The remarkable scenery at Schynige Platte in the Jungfrau region.

The famous First to Schynige Platte trail

Long demanding one or two day hike with plenty of views of the Jungfrau region.


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


Facts First - Schynige Platte

  • Hiking time: 6h00
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Elevation: 1924 - 2613 m
  • Distance: 16.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain
  • Region: Jungfrau region (Bernese Oberland)

About the trail

The route from First (pronounce as 'Feerst') to Schynige Platte is quite demanding. It's beautiful though, and probably the most popular trail in the region. It is advisable to start early in the day, since this is a pretty long hike and you may want to take some time to enjoy the views. Make sure that your hiking gear is good and durable, as you have to cross various rocky paths and perhaps snow fields. Solid hiking shoes, a hiking stick and some hiking experience are essential.

Optionally you can take two days to complete this hike, and stay overnight in the hotel at the Faulhorn or the Männdlenen hut a bit further on.

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