Icy air streams across your face, the sound of snow crunches under your feet, and the view nearly takes your breath away: on one side the view of the Mittelland up to the Vosges, on the other the Aletsch glacier, bordered by four thousand metre peaks. Standing on the Jungfrau or Jungfraujoch 3,454 metres above sea level, you can feel it with your first step: this is a different world. A world you would love to experience.
Imposing mountains, a plethora of leisure activities and a wide range of hotel offerings make the Jungfrau Region a highly desirable vacation destination.
Jungfrau Region Or Jungfraujoch also known as the top of Europe, is an area where the the highest railway station of Europe is located.
It is hard to imagine that an idea to build a railway to glacier at over 3.5 km ( 11,600 ft) height dates from the 19th century. Even today, it would be a huge challenge.
A Swiss Entrepreneur Adolf Guyer- Zeller came up with the astonishing idea to build a tunnel and railway line to the Rocky summit of Sphinx which is now an observation deck at Jungfraujoch. Construction was started way back in 1896, it took 16 years to complete, and due to various reasons stopped a bit lower. The man behind the project died before it was completed.
The Jungfrau Railway Line is a significant achievement and even now, more than 100 years later, it still holds the title of Highest Railway Station in Europe.
In summer you can choose from over 500 km of marked walking, hiking and mountain paths. The crystal-blue mountain lakes and gushing waterfalls provide a welcome refreshment. Every holidaymaker in the Jungfrau Region gets the spectacular views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau thrown in for free. The landscape has also been awarded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The ski areas around Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren and Hasliberg offer almost a total of 260 km of ski runs ranging from fast to leisurely, and from six to twelve kilometres in length. A total of more than 40 percent of the ski runs are equipped with snow-making machines. In the Jungfrau Region however, non-skiers also get to enjoy the 100 kilometres of winter footpaths which enable you to explore the mountains on foot. Furthermore, with its countless toboggan runs, the region is a real paradise for tobogganing. Amongst them is the longest toboggan run in the Alps.
Check the weather forecast as there's no point in going up if the Jungfraujoch is covered in clouds.
Dress in multiple thinner layers so that you can adapt to the different temperatures throughout the day.
The Jungfraujoch is located at an altitude of 3454 m. Anyone can suffer from (light) altitude sickness from about 2000 m. Usually it helps to take things slow and sit down for a while. Special precautions apply to children, as well as people who are pregnant or in poor health: before visiting areas over 2500 m, you'd better consult your doctor.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.