Around Meiringen, Planplatten is a choice base for practising sports such as paragliding and hang-gliding. Above all, it is an exceptional starting point for hikes of all levels of difficulty. Hikers who are moderately fit will settle for seeing the lakes Tannensee and Melchsee (allow for 5hr of easy walking). Those made of sterner stuff will push on as far as Hochstollen, a trail that is physically demanding but that rewards your efforts with grandiose panoramic views.
Access by cable car (1hr) from Meiringen, then by funicular - end May-mid Oct: 8.30am‑5pm; mid Dec-mid Apr: 8am‑5pm - closed mid Oct-mid Dec and mid Apr-end May - CHF54 roundtrip