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Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

Bernese Oberland

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 station at 3454 meter altitude.

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From Kleine Scheidegg, the cog-wheel railway travels year-round through the tunnel and over the steep climb up to the Jungfraujoch.The tunnel from the Eiger Glacier station, built between 1896 and 1912, is seven kilometres long. Two stops in the tunnel permit spectacular views of the Eiger north wall and surrounding glacier world.

Tunnels lead from the mountain station to the ice palace containing ice sculptures and out onto the viewing plateau, with a lift up to the “Sphinx” observation terrace and the “experience subway” tour known as the Alpine Sensation.

In summer, visitors with the right footwear can take a 45-minute showshoe hike in the thin air from the eastern glacier plateau to the Mönchsjoch.


Altitude: 3454m
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
Culinary aspects: Restaurant Crystal (110 seats; Swiss and international cuisine), Restaurant Bollywood (80 seats; Indian cuisine), Aletsch self-service restaurant(150 places)
Overnight stays: no accommodation on the Jungfraujoch, Alpine hut on the Mönchsjoch
Groups: Conference rooms (30 people) for larger groups the restaurant serves as seminar room
Winter: open, although the winter sports region extends only as far as the Eiger Glacier
Special comments: Highest-lying railway station in Europe at 3,454 meter altitude
Europe’s highest-lying post office with own postcode (3801)
At a length of 23 kilometers, the Aletch Glacier is the longest alpine glacier