Jungfraujoch: a Visit to the Top of Europe

A visit to the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed. The Jungfraujoch is located 3454 m (11332ft) above sea level, surrounded by the famous mountains: the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. From the Sphinx Observation Deck you'll have the most breathtaking panoramic views of the Swiss Alps. According to many, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has the most beautiful mountain landscape in Europe.

Sphinx Obervation Deck at the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland

View from the observation deck at the Jungfraujoch in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

View from the observation Deck at the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland

You can reach the Jungfraujoch by one of the most popular train journeys in the world. Step on the cogwheel train at Grindelwald, via Kleine Scheidegg you'll arrive at the highest train station in Europe at the Jungfraujoch. Don't forget that you can leave the train at the Eismeer Station for 5 minutes and have a look at the Ischmeer Glacier through one of the viewing windows.

Eismeer Railway Station

At the Jungfraujoch are a lot of activities to choose from. You can go sledging, skiing or snowboarding at the Snow Park. Take a 45 minutes hike to the Mönchsjochhütte. Visit the Ice Palace, a frosty world with ice sculptures. Buy chocolates at the Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven, the highest chocolate shop in the world. Have a look at the Alpine Sensation exhibition and discover the history of the Jungfraujoch. Or go to the Sphinx Observation Deck and enjoy a great view of the snow-capped peaks and the longest glacier in Europe: the Aletsch Glacier.

snow park at the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland
Snow Park

Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven at the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland
Lindt Swiss Chocolat Heaven

Ice Palace, ice cave at the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland
Ice Palace

Ice Palace, ice cave at the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland
Ice Palace

Alpine Sensation exhibition at the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland
Alpine Sensation exhibition

Alpine Sensation exhibition at the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland
Alpine Sensation exhibition

Sphinx Observation Deck at the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland
Sphinx Observation Deck

Aletsch Glacier, Longest glacier in Europe, view from Jungfraujoch in Switzerland
Aletsch Glacier

An excursion to the Jungfraujoch is not cheap. If you're staying a longer time in the Bernese Oberland and are visiting more places, it will be more advantageous to buy a tourist pass. Have a look at the website here to find more information about the pass.

If you're planning a visit to the Jungfraujoch, have a look at the website here.

Jungfraujoch in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Jungfraujoch in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Jungfraujoch in the Berner Oberland, Switzerland

Jungfraujoch in the Berner Oberland, Switzerland


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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!

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