Jungfraujoch – The Top of Europe. Great, the highest point you can reach quite easily. This is not quite true, for example the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise in Zermatt is even higher and can also be reached by cable car. The name comes from the fact that the Jungfraujoch station is located at 3454m, making it the highest station in Europe. Not a cable car, but a cog railroad takes you all the way to the top. Of course, the Jungfraujoch is still worthwhile and is one of the highlights of Switzerland. However, this is also reflected in the prices.

If you arrive by train, then your journey typically goes via Interlaken. There you have the choice whether you go to Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald. If you come by car, then also either to Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald and from here you start your journey to the top.

From Lauterbrunnen by train via Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg to Eigergletscher. Alternatively, from Grindelwald you can take the cable car (Eiger Express), which opened in December 2020, past the Eiger North Face to the Eiger Glacier station. With the new cable car, you get to the Jungfraujoch altogether faster and the view is really beautiful. But the view on the train ride is also supposed to be very nice. I myself can not judge it, because I had only gone with the new cable car.

At the station Eigergletscher, you change to the Jungfrau Railway and then it goes through a tunnel through the mountains Eiger and Mönch to the Jungfraujoch. On the way there is a short photo stop at the station Eismeer at 3160m. At that moment you are still inside the Eiger and can enjoy the view of ice and snow from a window in the mountain. Afterwards you continue to the final station at 3454m.

Once at the top, various highlights await you. There is an animated 3D panorama, the bad weather alternative if you had booked the tickets in advance and then are stuck in the middle of the clouds. The Sphinx viewing platform is 108m higher up. An elevator takes you to the plateau of the international research station. From there you have a great panoramic view. In summer you can see the Aletsch glacier, in winter you are surrounded by ice and snow.

Another highlight is the Ice Palace. You are in the eternal ice and walk through the corridors past various ice sculptures. A feeling that always fascinates me. On the glacier plateau you can go outside and feel the snow. In the warmer months you can also hike to the Mönchsjochhütte.

But just have a look at the official site, what else might interest you: https://www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe/

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