The wonderful train journey up to Jungfraujoch is the highlight
of a number of our holidays and includes travel on the Bernese
Oberland Railway, the Wengernalpbahn and the Jungfrau Railway.
Providing visibility is good, passengers not only enjoy spectacular
views from Jungfraujoch, but also throughout the journey
The Jungfraujoch is the highest railway station in Europe and
one of the highest in the world. Running up the side of the mighty
Jungfrau mountain at the heart of the Bernese Oberland, the
Jungfraujoch is both a marvellous feat of mountain engineering, as
well a panoramic journey through the peaks, revealing some
magnificent views. Trundling over gigantic glaciers, through
burrowing tunnels and across ice cold, glimmering lakes, the
Jungfrau Railway is a masterclass of structural design, navigating
its way to places no other form of transport can. The views are
nothing short of staggering, with the azure blue of a crisp Swiss
sky combining with either the sharp white of the Swiss winter, or
the fresh green of the Swiss summer.
Arriving at the station of the Jungfraujoch, you are greeted by
sumptuous views across the eternally snowy Aletsch Glacier, one of
the largest in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site. On the
other side is the Top of Europe building which gazes over the
mountainscape, and provides several restaurants and a permanent
exhibition discussing the history of the mountain and the rail
line. A little further up the mountain is the Sphinx Observatory,
an astronomical centre with a view platform which peers over the
tops of the Jungfrau, the Mönch and the Eiger mountains.
For customers starting in Meiringen, our journey begins as we
travel along the valley to picturesque Lake Brienz, before closely
following the lake's northern shore through the village of Brienz
Offering unmatched views, and comfortable heated carriages from
which to see said views,This remarkable railway is a truly
astonishing way to discover the mountains of the Swiss Alps.