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Top Reasons to Experience the Jungfrau Region

3 May 2024

In the heart of Switzerland lies a realm of unparalleled beauty and adventure - the Jungfrau region. Amidst the Swiss Alps, this destination is home to a towering trio of peaks - the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. As one of the lesser-known areas of Switzerland, its breathtaking landscapes, charming villages and remarkable nature make it an enchanting hidden gem. If you're seeking a holiday that combines natural wonders with exceptional experiences, here are our top reasons why the Jungfrau region should be on your travel bucket list.

Spectacular Scenery

"On the top of my must-see list is the Jungfrau, at the heart of the Bernese Oberland. On a clear day, there's nothing better than enjoying a hot drink in the deckchairs near the Snow Fun Park while soaking up the view of the Aletsch Glacier." - Philip Orbell, Great Rail Journeys Tour Manager

The Jungfrau region is renowned for its awe-inspiring natural beauty. Characterised by snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and lush green valleys, if you're someone who appreciates stunning scenery, you'll find endless opportunities to embrace the surroundings. And, with the iconic trio of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains dominating the skyline, there's always a picture-perfect backdrop for your holiday snapshots.

The 'Top of Europe' on the Jungfrau Railway

One of the highlights of any Jungfrau holiday is exploring the iconic Jungfraujoch, often referred to as the 'Top of Europe.' One of the best ways to do this is with a journey on the legendary Jungfrau Railway. One of the most scenic train routes in the world, this engineering marvel has been transporting passengers to the heights of the Swiss Alps since 1912. The railway includes several tunnels and galleries carved directly into the rock of the Eiger and Mönch mountains, allowing trains to ascend through the heart of the mountains.

On its 5.6-mile journey from Kleine Scheidegg, the railway winds through breathtaking mountain landscapes, picturesque valleys, and charming Swiss villages to Europe's highest railway station. Situated at an elevation of 3,454 metres above sea level, this alpine wonderland offers panoramic views that will leave you speechless. Marvel at the vast expanse of glaciers, towering peaks, and alpine meadows as you stand atop this lofty vantage point.

Local Culture

Beyond its natural splendour, the Jungfrau region is also home to a rich cultural heritage waiting to be discovered. In picturesque villages adorned with traditional Swiss chalets, you can mingle with friendly locals and sample authentic alpine cuisine. You can also discover the traditions and customs that have shaped the region's identity with visits to historic churches and museums, such as the Church of St. Mary's in Grindelwald or the Wengen Museum which gives a glimpse into the region's storied past.

Swiss Hospitality

Swiss hospitality goes beyond just providing service. It's a heartfelt embrace of guests and a commitment to exceeding expectations. Whether you stay in a cosy family-run accommodation or an elegant resort hotel, every encounter is friendly and professional. Impeccable attention to detail ensures that visitors don't just feel welcomed, but cherished.

Towns and Villages

Each town in the Jungfrau region has its own special appeal. Whether you're wandering the cosy streets of Grindelwald or soaking up the peaceful atmosphere of Wengen, each place offers something unique for travellers. For a stunning experience in Interlaken, enjoy a cruise on Lake Brienz, while in Wilderswil, you can board the 19th-century Schynige Platte Railway to the beautiful Botanical Alpine Garden.

Spontaneous moments

Above all, a holiday in the Jungfrau region promises to create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it's watching the sunrise from a mountaintop, sharing stories about your day with fellow travellers, or simply marvelling at the beauty of nature, every moment will be exceptional.

Start planning your own trip now and enjoy all of these experiences for yourself. Browse our collection to find your perfect Jungfrau holiday.