Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe - Bernese Oberland

The ultimate mountain excursion

Jungfraubahn
 
About Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe

Available: all year round.

Costs

Half Fare Card: 106 Sfr from Interlaken (12 Sfr supplement Jun-Aug)

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

Swiss Travel Pass: FREE travel to Wengen or Grindelwald then 25% discount

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.


Highlights

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.

Jungfrau-Panorama

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! 

Refreshments

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. New attractions include electric snowmobiles and the Hole in One challenge at 3,454m - 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.


Directions

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.


Jungfraujoch Sphinx

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