Saturday, 26 October 2013

Top of Europe - Jungfraujoch

Looking through the tunnel in the Eiger

Can you see the tiny hut in the far distance?

with my dear mother

Some crazy people!

Glorious snow

The trip up to the top of the Jungfraujoch nearly did not happen as the weather was somewhat iffy the whole 3 days. We left it to the last day and consulted the live cameras which show the weather in all the mountain areas and it was cloudy but with sun and blue skies.

So off we went up to the top via Kleine Scheidegg, the railway line goes through a tunnel in the Eiger and Mönch mountains to arrive at the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454m. There are 2 stops in the tunnels and most people dashed off to see the views through the windows in the mountainside. The first two photos are from one of the stops, the whole idea that they actually built this railway line through these migthy mountains is quite amazing. There is information about how it was done, who were the workers and how many workers died in the process, very interesting.

One we arrived warmer jackets were put on as it was now -6 degrees and extremely windy, we went up to the Spinx observation hall and out onto the terrace at 3,571m above sea level. In spite of their being clouds it was breathtaking to see these beautiful mountains.

We went into the ice palace which Alessio liked, we adults walked very slowly and carefully so as not to fall. Then we had our lunch, and once more went outside to another area this time is was much more sheltered with the sun shining down on us!

It was truly a great experience and finally after being in Switzerland for so long, I am glad to have visited the Jungfraujoch. The only thing is, it tends to be quite expensive, I have a half price card which helps and my parents had special tickets so they got cheaper too.


  1. Hi Emma, great post and photos! It's beautiful up there! I went a few years ago.

    1. Hi Keith, yes it is beautiful, just glad I finally went after 14 years in this country!