Jungfrau Region

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Overview

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.

 

 

History

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.

 

 

Summer at Jungfrau

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.

 

 

Winter at Jungfrau

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.

 

 

Preparation for Jungfrau

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.

 

 

Restaurants at Jungfrau

  • Restaurant Crystal
  • Restaurant Eigergletscher
  • Hotel Eiger Restaurant
  • Schreinerei Ski Bar
  • Hotel Bellevue
  • Indian Restaurant Bollywood

 

 

Hotels at Jungfrau

  • Hotel Restaurant Schutzen
  • Hotel Lauberhorn
  • Hotel Wetterhorn
  • Hotel Bernerhof
  • Jungfrau Lodge Swiss Mountain Hotel
  • Hotel Hirschen
  • Hotel Edelweiss
  • Derby Swiss Quality Hotel Grindelwald

 

Timings

  • Monday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm
  • Tuesday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm
  • Wednesday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm
  • Thursday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm
  • Friday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm
  • Saturday : 01:45 pm to 01:45 pm

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.

 

How to Reach

  • by Train : To reach Jungfrau Region, you can take the train from Zürich to Jungfraujoch. The journey takes around 2h 27m.
  • by Flight : The airport which is at a very short distance from Jungfrau is Berne Airport. The distance from Berne Airport to the Jungfrau region is 54.8 km. Other nearby airports that are not very far from Jungfraujoch includes Milan Malpensa (116.5 km), Zurich (111.3 km), Milan Linate (156.9 km) and Geneva (146.4 km).
  • by Bus : A bus is considered as the best transportation mode for getting to Jungfrau Region. SSTI Bus AG operates a bus from Zürich Flughafen, to Grindelwald Grund, twice daily, and the journey takes 2h 40m

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Free Entry :

Activities at Jungfrau

  • A lift takes you 117 m further up to the Sphinx observatory. You can enjoy a splendid 360° view here, both from the terrace and from the comfort of a building with panoramic windows
  • There is an Ice Palace that you can visit to witness and admire many ice sculptures.
  • You can enjoy a stroll at The Alpine Sensation which is a moving walkway with images, light and music, connecting the hall below the Sphinx observatory to the Ice Palace
  • There are multiple restaurants that you can visit and enjoy a meal at.
  • You can go out in the snow and enjoy the view of the Grosser Aletsch glacier and the surrounding mountains;
  • In Summer you can go sledding, skiing or snowboarding in the Snow Fun Park (not included in the train ticket);
  • Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven, where you can learn about the history of chocolate and how it's made. And Of course you can buy the famous swiss chocolate here as well
  • Several exhibitions and informative multimedia shows are offered which you can enjoy.
  • You can hike across the glacier to the Mönchsjoch hut in about an hour. Be sure to only do this in good weather and with proper hiking gear. Do not leave the marked trail.

Address

Jungfrau Ski Region - Mürren - Schilthorn, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

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Kasi Vishwanathan
Kasi Vishwanathan
08/11/2019 20:07
Words cannot describe the magnificent snow capped mountains. The entire experience of going to top is memorable. Must see.
Jacob Collier
Jacob Collier
08/01/2019 20:41
Awesome views from the top of the mountain. You can see for miles all around. However the cable cars can be very crowded.
Tomek S
Tomek S
07/29/2019 22:53
Beautiful views and easy to wall trails. Thanks
Martyn Lax
Martyn Lax
07/13/2019 20:34
The most stunning scenery and view's I've ever seen.
Steve G
Steve G
11/28/2019 02:18
Ridiculously beautiful. Buy the Jungfrau region pass to ride all the lifts, gondolas, and trains in the valley. Excellent high Alpine skiing and wonderful food. Beware that crowds get pretty bad during peak season. Many people come for the day to see the Jungfrau.

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FAQs

Jungfrau region is situated between the northern canton of Bern and the southern canton of Valais. Located at an elevation of 13,642 ft above the sea level, the Jungfrau region is a tiny part of Bernese Oberland.
The Jungfrau Region is famous for its breathtaking views. It is counted among the top peaks in Europe. The Jungfrau summit is located at an elevation of 4,158 meters.
Despite the fact that the excursion to Jungfrau is highly over-rated and expensive, people coming from there are of the opinion that it is a must-visit place for anyone who wants to have a magnificent view of alps.
The best time to visit the Jungfrau region is between the months of May and September. These are the peak months of the year when tourists flock in large numbers so you must book your tickets in advance.
You can think of adding a jacket, sweater, sweatshirt, scarf and warm gloves. You don't have to worry about the winter trekking boats. A pair of warm socks would help.
Yes, you can rent Skis and Boots in Grindelwald and Wengen.
The best and closest airport to Jungfrau Region is Berne Airport. It is located at a distance of 54.8 km from it.
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