After a nostalgic ride on the rack railway, you will get to hear just how well the alphorn players master their 3.9-metre-long alphorns at Schynigen Platte. Afterwards, you will have the chance to pose for a photo with the instrument against the mountain backdrop. And after that? Perhaps you might be tempted to risk life and limb by crawling onto a rocky outcrop to pick an edelweiss, the pearl of the Alps? There’s no need. There’s a much safer way to get up close and personal with the edelweiss. In the Schynige Platte Alpine garden, you will find it growing alongside the black vanilla orchid, the paradise lily and around 650 other species in an easily accessible place. By taking a mere one-kilometre walk around the garden you'll get to see two-thirds of all the Alpine flora.