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A great idea once you get to Schynige Platte is to stretch your legs (and your Swiss francs) and get the most from those bold, beautiful views, and the best walk is the Panoramaweg (well signposted), a 2½-hour circuit with dazzling views over Interlaken and the lakes that bookend her.

Head to the first lookout point (the Tuba), and then continue to the view-rich trail to Oberberghorn, where you can indulge your eyes with Lake Brienz, and Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in one go.

Follow the ridge trail to Grätli (direction Loucherhorn), head sharply right (almost as if you’re doubling back) and in the direction of the huts at Oberburg and continue back to Schynige Platte.

Near the end there’s an Alpine Botanical Garden (free; daily from 8:30am until 6pm from the end of May to mid-September), with a startling variety of Alpine plants (some 600 species, all told) and more glorious views. When it’s in bloom, there’s nothing like it: a feast for the senses.

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Schynige Platte

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