As early as 1860, there were several plans for the construction of the line, which failed due to financial problems. It took till July 27, for the first shovelfull of earth to be dug out for the construction of the Jungfraubahn. After a 16-year construction period, on August 1, 1912, the Jungfraubahn began operation. At the same time the railway station atop the Jungfraujoch (which is at 3454 meters above sea level to this day Europe’s highest railway station) became operational.
An excursion to the fantastic glacier world is one of the highlights of a trip in Switzerland.
The train ride is absolutely spectacular. For safety reasons a large part of the journey takes place within the rocks, but the windows opening up views of the Eiger North Face and the Sea of Ice offer an incomparable panorama. After arriving on the Jungfraujoch one may feel a bit out of breath, but absolutely on “Top of Europe”.
Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe
2 days/1 night from CHF 300.- per person in double room
Individual train journey from your place of residence to Interlaken (2nd class).
Rail journey from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. You change here and take the Jungfrau railway to Kleine Scheidegg (2061 m above sea level). Then you continue to the Jungfrau glacier area and straight through the north face of the Eiger via a 7 km tunnel. Arriving at the Jungfraujoch, a high Alpine world of wonder consisting of ice, snow and cliffs, opens up to you. From the “Sphinx” viewing platform you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Jungfrau and Aletsch glaciers. The return journey with the Jungfrau railway once again runs via Kleine Scheidegg to Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald and then on to Interlaken (2nd classe). Individual rail journey back to your place of residence (2nd class).
- 1 night with breakfast
- train transfers in 2nd class
- trip to the Jungfraujoch in 2nd class
Price per person in double room (basis half-fare travel card):
CHF 300.- in 3* hotel
CHF 340.- in 4* hotel
Price per person in single room (basis half-fare travel card):
CHF 335.- in 3* hotel
CHF 395.- in 4* hotel
Offer valid from 01.04.2013 to 31.10.2013