Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe - Bernese Oberland
The ultimate mountain excursion
From Interlaken 210 Sfr or 105 Sfr with your Half Fare Card.
FREE travel to Kleine Scheidegg with the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass or Jungfrau Travel Pass, then 62 Sfr to the Jungfraujoch. FREE travel to Wengen or Grindelwald with the Swiss Travel Pass, then 25% discount.
Open 365 days a year, this sensational train journey takes you to the highest railway station in Europe, standing at an amazing 3,454m. A visit to the Jungfraujoch is an unforgettable experience in a high-Alpine wonderland of eternal ice and snow and a true highlight of a visit in Switzerland. The Sphinx is the highest vantage point on the Top of Europe at 3,571m. Once at the top you will have magnificent views of the longest ice stream in the Alps, the Aletsch Glacier, which is 22km long and up to 800m thick. The mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau massif soaring almost vertically up from the valley is also a sight to behold, which fascinated people for centuries. This whole area is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The average temperature during the summer months varies from around -9c to 1.7c degrees.
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Ice Palace: You pass through a blue revolving door and step into a shimmering blue world of ice! You are able to walk down long cavern-like passages which widen into rooms and halls. The first ice sculptures appear, set in corners. There is a new ice statue of Charlie Chaplin - Swiss resident for 25 years. This is a fantastic experience and not to be missed. Make sure you wrap up warm...!
Alpine Sensation: For the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway, a 250m long adventure tour called Alpine Sensation was opened in 2012 at the Jungfraujoch. This tour is a direct connection from the Sphinx Hall to the Ice Palace, with escalators to transport you to the steeper places. A special highlight is the 'experience alcoves' where the development of tourism in the Alps and the history of the Jungfrau Railway are displayed. In single sensory images with lights and music, the tour tells about tourism past and present in the Jungfrau Region from Adolf Guyer-Zeller's great idea to the extreme efforts required to construct the Jungfrau Railway.
Hike to Mönchsjoch Hut: The hike from Jungfraujoch to Mönchsjoch hut is approximately 1 hour. It is an amazing way to experience hiking in the Alps and crossing a glacier without ropes or a mountain guide. It is a specially prepared trail, though you must never leave the marked path and wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Snow Fun Park: Winter sports in the summer - crazy, but possible. Whether floating on the steel cable, whizzing with skis or snowboards down the slopes or comfortably gliding through the sledging park - enjoy a few hours in the Snow Fun Park. Open from April to October.
Lindt Chocolate Heaven: Discover the fascinating history of Swiss chocolate making at this free exhibition. You'll learn about the whole process from cocoa extraction to the production of the famous Lindt truffles and then have the opportunity to browse in the shop which is filled with delicious treats!
Top of Europe shop: Shop for a variety of souvenirs from watches and clothing to chocolates.
Restaurant Crystal: A smart à la carte restaurant offering refined Swiss and international dishes.
Aletsch self service restaurant: International cuisine in this informal restaurant, with sensational views of the Aletsch Glacier and the surrounding Alps.
Bollywood: Open April-October, this exotic restaurant offers a lavish Indian buffet.
Café Bar: Located in the entrance hall, the café has snacks, drinks and views of the glacier.
For one of the most enjoyable journeys we would recommend:
Interlaken Ost - Lauterbrunnen - Wengen - Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraujoch - Grindelwald - Interlaken Ost
This unique round trip by modern cogwheel railway takes you first to Kleine Scheidegg (2,061m) at the foot of the Eiger north wall. From here the Jungfrau Railway climbs to the station at Eigerglestcher, well known for its mountain restaurant and polar dog kennels. The trip continues through the Eiger tunnel to the stations at Eigerwand and Eismeer, with a five minute halt where you can enjoy spectacular sightseeing through a large observation window made from solid Alpine rock. New rolling stock has cut the journey time between Kleine Scheidegg and the Jungfraujoch by 30 minutes, allowing trains to depart twice an hour.
More things to see and do in the Bernese Oberland
There are so many wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. There are incomparable mountain vistas to enjoy, leisurely cruises on a nostalgic paddle steamer, walks through stunning scenery and a whole host of fabulous journeys on mountain railways, cable cars and funiculars.
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Your choice of resorts and hotels in the Bernese Oberland
Not sure where to base yourself for this wonderful excursion? You can find out more about the Bernese Oberland region, the selection of resorts and the list of hotels on this website. Alternatively we will be happy to help you with your holiday plans on 0800 619 1200.