A well-spent trip to Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe

 

Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe was high on my Switzerland bucket list. Why? For starters, it’s the highest train station in Europe (3,454 meters). Second of all, the views on the way to Jungfraujoch and from the top are spectacular. And last but not least, you get to walk inside a glacier and visit an ice palace. I was sold! The sun was shining, the sky was clear and I could actually see how beautiful the mountains were.

Jungfraujoch is a notable saddle in the Bernese Alps, connecting the two four-thousander peaks Jungfrau and Mönch, at an elevation of 3,466 metres (11,371 ft) above sea level. It is a glacier saddle, on the upper snows of the Aletsch Glacier, and part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch area, situated on the boundary between the cantons of Bern and Valais, halfway between Interlaken and Fiesch.

The Jungfraujoch has been accessible to tourists by the Jungfrau line, a railway from Interlaken and Kleine Scheidegg, running partly underground through a tunnel through the Eiger and Mönch. The Jungfraujoch railway station is the highest in Europe. 

All in all, the trip to Jungfraujoch was totally worth it and I got some killer views on the train ride down the mountain range. 

Tips for the Jungfraujoch Train Ride

  • Price: 204 CHF (US $212) for a return ticket. You can find all prices and discounts here.
  • It takes 2 hours and 17 minutes to get from Interlaken Ost to Jungfraujoch. There are two train changes – one in Lauterbrunnen and one in Kleine Scheidegg. You’ll have 10 minutes at each stop and it’s more than enough time to change trains. There are lots of other people going the same way so just follow the crowd. 
  • Seat reservation is recommended in the summer period (May to August). You can book online or at the Jungfrau train station.
  • Sit on the right side of the train when you go up. You’ll get the best views from this side.

How to plan you trip to Jungfraujoch

  • Check the weather forecast before booking your tickets. You can also follow the 360° Jungfraujoch webcam, which is live and broadcasts 24/7.
  • Bring snacks and water. You can buy it at the top, but the prices are sky-high.
  • Dress in layers. The temperature will change as you ascend the mountain. It will be warmer in the valleys, but it gradually gets colder the higher you go. Temperature will be around 0° degrees at the top, depending on which season you visit, but there is always snow at the top. 
  • Packing list: Warm jacket, warm clothes, T-shirt, waterproof shoes, extra pair of socks (especially if you’re hiking) and sunglasses (they’re a must to avoid snow blindness)
  • A guided tour is not necessary at the top. It’s easy to get around, and hiking trails are clearly marked.

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Explore more in Switzerland:

Brienz: The picturesque village

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