Work on the Jungfrau Railway from Kleine
Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch began in 1896. Built in stages so that
ticket revenue could be used to fund construction, the line up to
Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station at 11,333 feet
(3,454m) was finally completed in 1912.
From Kleine Scheidegg the Jungfrau
Railway takes us to Eigergletscher, home to the husky
dogs that pull sledges up the summit of the Jungfrau. Shortly after
leaving Eigergletscher we enter the 4.43-mile (7,122m) tunnel that
ends underneath Jungfraujoch. During our journey through the tunnel
we make a short stop at Eiger Wall to enjoy the view through the
picture window from the north face of the Eiger down to
Grindelwald. We also stop briefly at Eismeer to enjoy the views
over the Grindelwald and Fiescher glaciers before arriving at our
destination: Jungfraujoch's underground station.