Providing visibility is good, passengers not only enjoy
spectacular views from Jungfraujoch, but also throughout the
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 freshly lain snow, or the
lush green of the summer hills.
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.