The Jungfrau Railway, which leads
through the heart of the mountains and up to the highest train station
in Europe (at 3,454 meters above sea level), offers unbelievable views
of the mountain giants Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and of the longest
river of ice in the Alps.
The Jungfrau Railway leads from
Kleine Scheidegg up to Jungfraujoch. It climbs nearly 1,400 meters in
height and covers a distance of more than seven kilometers in tunnels
along the nine kilometer long stretch.
In the interior of the summit at
Europe's highest train station (the peak is called "Sphinx"), a lift
takes visitors to the peak with its observatory and the famous
observation platform, from which one has a magnificent view of the
mountains and the Aletsch Glacier. The Jungfrau-Aletsch region with
its unique plant and animal world is the first Unesco World Natural
Heritage Site in the entire Alpine region. Further sights include the
Ice Palace, the Ski and Snowboard Park and the glacier restaurant "Top
The journey to the Jungfraujoch - Top of
Europe, at 3454 metres Europe’s highest altitude railway station, is
the highlight of every visit to Switzerland. It offers visitors a
high-Alpine wonderworld of ice, snow and rock, which can be marvelled
at from vantage terraces, the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. On
clear days, views extend as far as the Vosges mountains in France and
Germany’s Black Forest.
The train journey to the Jungfraujoch
through the rock of the Eiger and Mönch is also an incredible
experience. Visitors can enjoy stunning views from two intermediate
stations, the Eigerwand (Eiger Wall) and Eismeer (Sea of Ice).
Hiking in Stunning Scenic setting -
Jungfrau Region is heaven for hikers. You’ll find classic and
spectacular hiking trails with fabulous views of the three icy
icons, the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau, as well as of Lake Thun and Lake
Brienz. Kleine Scheidegg, First, the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe,
Schynige Platte and the Harder Kulm are all superb hiking areas.
Kids and Family Playtime and hiking
in natural paradise -
The Jungfrau Region is the ideal excursion destination for the
whole family. In the Grindelwald-First area, the Bort Alpine
playground is located on the bank of a tiny stream and in a
marvelous mountain setting. Hiking, whizzing down the mountain on a
scooter-bike or with the First Flyer – guaranteed family fun!
Fun Activities - Speed and
seeking an adrenalin kick will find an array of offers in the
Jungfrau Region. Zoom through the air at 80 km/h on the First Flyer.
Feel the wind in your face on a scooter-bike, which you can hire at
the First aerial cableway. And the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe has
a fun park where you can slide down the snow slope in a variety of
ways – cool thrills!
Rail Technology -
Visitors to the Jungfrau Region can travel by historic as well
as modern trains. The Jungfrau Railway, completed in 1912, is
especially spectacular and takes guests through the rock of the
Eiger and Mönch massif to Europe’s highest-altitude railway station
at 3454m. Nostalgia fans will be in their element on the Schynige
Platte Railway. The trip up to the Harder Kulm is also an exciting
experience; the funicular train is fitted with panorama windows.
Culinary - Spectacular sights with
food and drink - You’ll find inviting restaurants waiting on all
excursions in the Jungfrau Region. All with matchless views of the
high-Alpine world. Jungfrau Railways also have a range of special
offers that combine trips with fine fare.
Group Travel - Guaranteed Fun -
Jungfrau Railways have numerous offers and
price reductions on all excursions for groups. One highlight is the
Eiger Ambassador-Express, the Jungfrau Railway’s historic train that
can be hired. In the Grindelwald-First area you can book a Fun
Package that guarantees action and fun. The Eiger North Wall
excursion is stunning and spectacular. Participants walk through a
tunnel and can climb safely out onto the vertical face!
Jungfraubahnen / Rail Info