Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe - Bernese Oberland

The ultimate mountain excursion

About Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe

Available: all year round.

Example travel costs

Half Fare Card: 112 Sfr return from Interlaken (rising to 125 Sfr Jun-Aug)

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass & Jungfrau Travel Pass: FREE travel to the Eigergletscher then discount to the Jungfraujoch

Swiss Travel Pass: FREE travel to Grindelwald then 25% discount to the Jungfraujoch

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. 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

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 and you will be amazed by how lifelike they are - eagles, bears and penguins which look like the real thing solidified into ice. 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 initial idea to the extreme efforts required to construct the Jungfrau Railway.


A 360 degree panoramic mountain experience, with a film allowing you to enter the magical world of the Jungfraujoch as it changes through 365 days of the year. The camera takes visitors for a dive through the fleecy clouds, lets you sink into crevasses and plunge into masses of snow.  

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! 


You have a choice of restaurants here, from a quick snack in the self service cafeteria to a more leisurely lunch in the Crystal restaurant. During the summer months you can even enjoy Indian specialities in the Bollywood restaurant.

Sphinx Viewing Platform

The Sphinx is Europe's highest research station, of great importance to environmental scientists, astrophysicists and meteorologists.

You can experience the views they enjoy too! Take the lift up to the amazing viewing platform at 3,571m and gaze out over the awesome Jungfrau Aletsch Glacier. No wonder that this beautiful natural wonder is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a moment to deeply breath in the purest mountain air here, at the top of Europe.

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. The Hole in One challenge at 3,454m is great fun - if you succeed you can win an Omega watch! Open from April to October.

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.


Eiger Express

The journey to the Jungfraujoch has been transformed, with the opening of the new cableway between Grindelwald and the Eigergletscher. This state of the art cable car ride offers spectacular views and a smooth ride on the journey, which passes in front of the famous north face. At the Eigergletscher station you can admire the views, embark upon one of the Eiger walking trails, or continue your journey by rail up to the Jungfraujoch. Find out more about the Eiger Express here.

To reach Grindelwald, take the Bernese Oberland train up from Interlaken Ost. The whole journey from Interlaken to the Jungfraujoch summit is now only 1 hour 36. 

You can still travel all the way to the Jungfraujoch by rail if you wish, via Grindelwald and Kleine Scheidegg. 

Please check before travel for maintenance closures. 


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