Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

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 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.


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, 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)
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


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    We went there in summer 2013, see our pictures and tips on my blog! http://voyagista.com/2013/11/07/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe/

    Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 7:17 AM

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    John S

    The train ride to Jungfrau is truly spectacular. We went in the beginning of Oct in 2007. The views on the way up are amazing as you rise up through the green valley dotted with the colors of fall. The views from the top are even better. At the top you can see the green valley below to the north, the Aletsch glacier to the south and other towering 4000 meter peaks to your east and west. It was an experience i'll never forget. Email me if you want more details. johnnydop@yahoo.com

    Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 1:04 AM

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    Anupriya Bose

    Trully an awesome experience. Went there with my hubby on september 2012. An unforgettable honeymoon that was. Snow n snow everywhere... now i can tell people how heaven looks like. Even the journey to the top of europe was soooooo much thrilling n exciting. The 45mins long tunnel of the Eiger mountain was awesome...

    Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 11:39 AM

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    Alexis Nys

    We went there 3 month ago with our six month old Baby Charles, thanks to the kindness and help of the service and raiway people who made this so easy and confortable. Breathtaking place, that you don't want to miss in a life time. No word can explain, no picture can make you realize how great this is. Congratulations and thanks to the many that have made this possible throught he years. Just go !!! Also, People in this region are so friendly....

    Friday, Dec 21, 2012 2:23 PM

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    Julie S

    A trip of a lifetime for me in 2000. Went with my brother, sister-in-law & niece and will never forget the entire trip, but truly this was the highlight. I could have stood up on the platform forever and just kept turning, taking in the view of 4 countries (Italy, France, Germany & Austria) on a clear day. SPECTACULAR....IT'S ON MY BUCKET LIST TO RETURN THERE SOME DAY.

    Sunday, Dec 18, 2011 5:42 PM

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    Dennis Grisham

    I never knew about this place until this morning on the today show, we have a cousin in switzerland and are planing a trip to visit her, my wife and I will make this one of our stops with out a doubt. Has per per Gregg commit I am glad I found this site and will add to my favorites. Dennis J. Grisham , Bakersfiled CA. USA

    Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 9:52 PM

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    Walter Lutchko

    This is the place of all places. It is totally unforgettable. We, my wife & I, experienced the mountain twice at Jungfrau both times from Grindelwald. It can be taken from Interlaken also.Everyone should go to see Switzerland and all of the Alps areas of each country,Austria,Germany,Italy & France and be amazed at the beauty of it all !!! Absolutely fantastic!!

    Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 3:34 PM

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    cannot wait to go there

    Monday, Nov 7, 2011 7:13 AM

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    jorge queiros

    J´ai deja pu visiter ce cite. Tout simplement incroyable de beaute. Un endroit grandiose tout comme l´oeuvre humaine. L´homme a ici construit quelque chose d´aparemment impensable...chapeau a la Suisse.

    Sunday, Nov 6, 2011 12:11 AM

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    Lakshi Tha

    hey, i just wana to tell, tht i ws born in switzerland and still living in switzerland. But the saddest and funniest thing is, ive neva been to JungfrauJoch....:S.....

    Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 11:36 AM

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    Gregg Herrington

    Waaaaay back in September 1971 -- or was it 1970? -- a buddy and I, then young and single, spent three weeks in Europe. It was too much to see and do in too little time, but memorable and worth it in any case. The best scenic highlight was our trip on the cog railway into the Jungfraujoch. As I recall we had arrived at Interlaken on an overnight train from Paris (The Orient Express, I think. Could that be?) and did this as a side trip. It was incredible. I'm a Pacific Northwest native and remember marveling that I had taken a train to a point higher than the summit of Mount Hood, Oregon. It was a delight to discover this Web page. Thank you. Gregg Herrington Vancouver, Wash., USA

    Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 7:38 AM

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    jaccquie weddle

    Wanted to share this with a friend. Traveled here over 10 years ago and still cannot forget it!

    Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 6:59 PM

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    Shree Gokhale

    I traveled in June 2011 with my family on the Jungfrau railway.It was a delightful journey. Some of us could not get a seat and were standing near the doorway .To our surprise , we were offered a coupon to get a complimentary drink with a note of regret.We travel in our great City of Mumbai (India) with bone crushing rush every day for our bread and butter . The sensitivity shown by the Swiss people is most appreciable. Thank You

    Saturday, Jul 16, 2011 4:28 PM

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    mohd zamry

    can't wait to view the scenary

    Monday, Jul 11, 2011 10:24 AM

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    Aileen Seah

    Looking forward to this scenic spot - Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

    Sunday, Jun 26, 2011 12:10 PM

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