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(This post was about visiting Jungfraujoch Top of Europe was updated in November 2018)

 

The Jungfrau region stretches from Interlaken to the Jungfrau mountain range to the south.  The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains will take your breath away! There are also many beautiful Alpine towns and villages to visit including Grindelwald, Wengen, Murren and Lauterbrunnen.

The cogwheel trailway track which will take you to the top of Jungfraujoch was completed in 1912 and is open all year round. It attracts over half a million visitors every year who want to enjoy the scenic beauty of Switzerland without having to literally climb a mountain to see it!

 

A swiss train journey - Jungfraujoch to the Top of Europe


START HERE –  Interlaken Ost Station to Kleine Scheidegg


 

 
TRACY’S TOP TIP – The train splits at Zweilütschinen with some parts of the train going to Lauterbrunnen and the others to Grindlewald so make sure you are in the right carriages!

 

 
The first part of the leg from Interlaken Ost Station to Grindelwald takes 35 minutes.  The trains are modern and work their way up through the valley to the lovely Swiss village of Grindelwald located at 1000m.

 

 
Once you arrive at Grindelwald alight the train and directly opposite you will find your next train which will take you to Kleine Scheidegg at approximately 2000m. This part of the journey is on the cog wheel train. Enjoy the stunning views of the valley and snow capped mountains as you climb. If you choose the perfect day with sun shining and skies bright blue the view is truly spectacular.
 

 

 

 
Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

 


 

 

 

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If you are staying in Zurich CLICK HERE to BOOK a Full-Day Trip to Jungfraujoch

 

MORE SWISS TRAVEL INSPIRATION

Hopefully you will have taken lots of inspiration from this post and will be planning to experience one of these tours for yourself when you visit Switzerland.

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4 thoughts on “A Swiss train journey to Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

  1. Lolo says:

    Wow this took me down memory lane! I went up the Jungfrau when I was 14 (and got a bloody nose on the way up) but remember it being sooo awesome and I have wanted to visit again as an adult for a long time!! Thanks for the memory! #MondayEscapes

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