Jungfraujoch

jungfraujoch

Jungfraujoch

 

The majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits, together with close-up views of the longest glacial flow. The Jungfrau railway travels from the heart of the mountains to Europe’s highest lying mountain train station at 3454 meter altitude - Jungfraujoch.

From Kliene Scheidegg, the cog-wheel railway travels year-round through the tunnel and over the steep climb up to the Jungfraujoch. Two stops in the tunnel permit spectacular views of the Eiger north wall and surrounding glacier world.

Standing amidst the snow-capped mountain world, views extend from the Aletsch Glacier to the Jungfrau - and a 45-minute snow hike through the thin air direction Mönchsjoch is pefectly feasible form here.

Additional wothwhile sights include the ice scupltures on the inside of the glacier, adventurous "Sphinx" round tour, as well as the ultra-scenic "Top of Europe" glacier restaurant.

 

Information

Altitude: 3454m

Accessibility:

Narrow-gauge Grindelwald – Kleine Scheidegg railway

Narrow-gauge Lauterbrunnen – Kleine Scheidegg railway

Kleine Scheidegg – Jungfraujoch cog railway

 

View: Over the Aletsch Glacier, Jungfrau, Mönch, Schilthorn, pre-Alps, Black Forest and Vosgen (with clear views)

 

Attractions: Nine-kilometer railway stretch from Kleine Scheidegg, almost 1400m climb – and over seven kilometers of which in a mountain tunnel;  Ice palace, Ice Gateway, Sphinx viewing terrace, walks through the eternal snow, Alpine research exhibitions in summer, polar dogs sled trips

 

Culinary aspects: Restaurant Crystal (110 seats; Swiss and international cuisine), Restaurant Bollywood (80 seats; Indian cuisine), Aletsch self-service restaurant(150 places)

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