Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe – Switzerland
Visit The Top of Europe – Jungfraujoch, Switzerland
The Jungfraujoch is the the most exiting and highest place you can reach with a railway in Europe, you will have fantastic Panorama views to all sides from the Aletsch Glacier and to all the wonderful snow covered peaks of the Swiss alps, plus as extra bonus you may enjoy a walk inside the glacier in the Ice Palace. The railway journey to the Jungfraujoch is an experience which leads through the Eiger and the Mönch (see attached images). At the Eismeer and Eigerwand intermediate stations, visitors can enjoy the wonderful view. The Sphinx (3,571 meters or 11,716 feet) is a peak that lies just to the east of the col. It begins from the Jungfraujoch on the Valais side and at the Great Aletsch Glacier. There is an elevator to its summit, where a small viewing platform and a scientific observatory, the Sphinx Observatory, are located. from the Jungfraujoch top of Europe station there is also a good hike to the Mönchsjochhütte, that is if your fit for a walk in the snow, and there you find a restaurant that offers some good self service, as a hot soup comes in handy. Now beware if you are not fit for the altitude we dont recommend that trip, if in doubt consult with your doctor. Also please note that the intense radiation at high altitude requires sufficient sun protection for the skin and eyes! Timetables and opening hours plus other info can be found here at the Jungfraujoch website.
This exiting adventure can start at Bern in Switzerland then by train either to Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen, you may stay there overnight and the next day get from either side with the train to the train station od the Kleine Scheidegg and from there up to the top of Europe. This area offers many great hiking trails in the summer time and of course many fantastic ski slops in the winter time.