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Jungfraujoch

Go to the highest railway station in Europe, visit an ice palace and view a colossal glacier when you take a picturesque train ride to this mountain pass.

Ride on a mountain train past a glacial world of snowcapped peaks to the Jungfraujoch. Known as the Top of Europe, this glacier pass sits between the mighty Jungfrau and Monch mountains at a height of 11,371 feet (3,466 meters).

Travel above the clouds via the Jungfrau Railway, starting your journey from Interlaken, Grindelwald or Wengen. The line takes you inside long tunnels through the Eiger and Monch mountains. There are two stops en route where you can look out at the spectacular scenery through windows cut into the mountains.

Your journey concludes at the highest railway station in Europe, an underground facility that is 11,332 feet (3,454 meters) above sea level. Take the elevator from here all the way up to one of the world's highest astronomical observatories, the Sphinx Observatory. Enjoy spectacular vistas from its observation terrace. The view includes the Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps, which covers more than 46 square miles (120 square kilometers). 

The ice palace is another must-see while you are at the Jungfraujoch. This massive ice attraction started life in 1934 by local guides equipped with ice picks. Wander through its vaulted rooms to see a number of ice sculptures.

Brush up on your skiing skills at Jungfraujoch’s ski school and enjoy a sleigh ride, pulled by huskies. Then go for a meal with incredible outlooks at the Top of Europe restaurant.

With the train journey from Interlaken taking 2.5 hours each way, give yourself at least a day to enjoy Jungfraujoch's views and attractions. Jungfrau Railway trains run every day all through the year and each day’s last train departs from the glacier pass in the late afternoon. 

Children under 6 years of age travel for free, while children between 6 and 15 years can also travel for free if they possess a Junior Card. These can be bought at all railway stations.

Popular Activities at Jungfraujoch

You'll find it hard to believe how many activities there are at Jungfraujoch. Here are some suggestions to get you going:

Have a look at our Lauterbrunnen things to do page to discover many more activities while you're in the area.


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Hotel Belvedere Rs11,623
Hotel Belvedere

Hotel Belvedere

Galliweidli, Wengen, BE
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is in the mountains, within 6 mi (10 km) of Mannlichen Mountain and Eiger, and close to winter sports, such as skiing lessons and snow tubing. Harder Kulm is 26 mi (41.8 km) away. Wengen Station is 6 minutes by foot.

    Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn Rs10,566
    Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn

    Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn

    Wengen, Wengen, BE
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is situated in the mountains, and is within a 5-minute walk of Mannlichen Mountain, Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and Mini Golf Wengen. Staubbach Falls and Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen are also within 3 miles (5 km). Wengen Station is only a 2-minute walk.

      Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa Rs13,121
      Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa

      Maya Caprice Boutique Hotel & Spa

      Wengen, Wengen, BE
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is situated in the mountains, and is within a 5-minute walk of Mannlichen Mountain, Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and Mini Golf Wengen. Staubbach Falls and Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen are also within 3 miles (5 km). Wengen Station is only a 2-minute walk.

        Hotel Edelweiss Rs10,773
        Hotel Edelweiss

        Hotel Edelweiss

        Rauft 1068, Murren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Allmendhubelbahn and Schilthornbahn Cable Car. Schilthorn is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away. Mürren Station is only a 3-minute walk.

          Hotel Alpenruh Rs11,740
          Hotel Alpenruh

          Hotel Alpenruh

          Schilthornbahn AG, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Lauterbrunnen is within a 5-minute walk of Schilthornbahn Cable Car and Allmendhubelbahn, and is convenient for winter sports, such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Schilthorn is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Mürren Station is 9 minutes by foot.

            Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel Rs19,406
            Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel

            Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel

            Aegerten 1, Muerren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Allmendhubelbahn and Schilthornbahn Cable Car. Schilthorn is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) away. Mürren Station is only a 1-minute walk.

              Swiss Lodge Hotel Bernerhof Wengen Rs6,102
              Swiss Lodge Hotel Bernerhof Wengen

              Swiss Lodge Hotel Bernerhof Wengen

              Dorfstrasse, Wengen, BE
                 
                1.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the mountains, this Wengen hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access and is within a 5-minute walk of Mannlichen Mountain, Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and Mini Golf Wengen. Staubbach Falls and Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen are also within 3 miles (5 km). Wengen Station is only a 2-minute walk.

                Hotel Jungfraublick Wengen Rs14,158
                Hotel Jungfraublick Wengen

                Hotel Jungfraublick Wengen

                Im Gruebi 1445A, Wengen, BE
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is situated in the mountains, and is within a 5-minute walk of Mannlichen Mountain, Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and Mini Golf Wengen. Staubbach Falls and Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen are also within 3 miles (5 km). Wengen Station is 5 minutes by foot.