Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

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Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

An excursion to Europe’s highest railway station is an absolute highlight of your stay in the Holiday Region Interlaken. Delve into the fascinating world of snow, ice and glaciers on the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. Admire the spectacular mountain panorama on the train ride from Interlaken Ost, which takes a little less two hours. The trip is particularly spectacular during the winter months.  The railway line runs along the foot of the renowned Three Peaks – the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau – and through the natural idyll of the Jungfrau Region. The spectacular midway stop at Eismeer station will surprise you with its stunning views through a viewing window set into the rockface. Take a souvenir photo between blue-tinged blocks of ice. A wide variety of experiences await you when you reach the Jungfraujoch.

New: the new Eiger Express tricable gondola will take you from Grindelwald to the Eiger Glacier station in just 15 minutes. With a direct transfer option, you will be on the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe and on the slopes 47 minutes faster than before. 

If you choose to come by car, you canpark near the rail stations of Interlaken OstGrindelwald Terminal or Lauterbrunnen. In order to do a round trip (up viaLauterbrunnen and down via Grindelwald or vice versa), parking in Interlaken Ost is best.




Wander through the ice palace

Hellblauer Eispalast auf dem Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

The tour through the magical frosty ice palace is a real highlight. As you explore, you’ll discover niches housing a variety of art works by extremely dextrous ice artists. Eagles, penguins and bears look as if they had just turned to ice. The ice corridor was created by mountain guides with pickaxes and saws in the 1930s. Get ready to be enchanted by the magical corridors and halls.







Alpine Sensation – a journey through time

Erlebnisrundgang durch grünen Tunnel mit leuchtenden Edelweissen auf dem Jungfraujoch

The Sphinx Hall and the Ice Palace are connected by a 250 m long corridor. A chill runs down your back when you walk into the corridor, which is not solely due to the chilly temperatures. Thirty commemorative plaques bear witness to the sacrifices made by the miners during the construction of the railway to the Jungfraujoch. Modern travelators convey you in comfort past an impressive picture gallery.  These pictures show you the how the Jungfrau Railway began. Emotional musical sounds accompany you as you wander through the experience. At the end of the corridor, you will discover radiant edelweisses and a huge snow globe – perfect for another souvenir photo.




Culinary delights at 3454 m above sea level

Shop Lindth Chocolate Heaven mit feinster Schweizer Schokolade auf dem Jungfraujoch

Exploring in the mountain air gives you an appetite, so why not treat yourself to a delicious meal in one of the three restaurants? Enjoy authentic Indian dishes and the majestic glacier panorama in the Bollywood Restaurant. Indian chefs will delight you with an extensive buffet of specialities from the subcontinent. Indulge yourself at Restaurant Crystal with an à la carte meal. Be fascinated by the magic and atmosphere of the Alps and enjoy refined Swiss dishes or international delicacies. Enjoy a snack or meal in the Restaurant Aletsch: Take a plate, choose your meal, take a seat and enjoy, then be tempted by the delicious treats on offer at Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven.






Hike to the Mönchsjoch hut

Mönchsjochhütte umgeben von einer verschneiten Berglandschaft

Visit the highest serviced mountain hut in Switzerland. The Mönchsjoch hut can be easily reached in 50 minutes from the Jungfraujoch. The route is groomed daily by a snowcat when the weather conditions are good. You don’t need to be a mountaineer to reach the hut: kitted out in sturdy footwear and weatherproof clothing, you can hike across the high alpine glacier to the cabin.






Refreshment in snow and ice

Zwei Frauen auf einem Schlitten im Snow Fun Park auf dem Jungfraujoch mit Schnee

Once you have adjusted to the mountain air in the interior of the Jungfraujoch, you’ll be tempted to engage in adventures and experiences outside in the snow. Try out from mid-May to mid-October various winter sports in a compact space in the Snow Fun Park. Turn pirouettes while snowtubing, go skiing or snowboarding, go sledging on a Balancer or whizz through the air on the Flying Fox rope slide. All the necessary equipment can be hired on the spot. Be sure to wear warm clothing; the temperatures can be freezing whatever the time of year, although spring can make a brief appearance in the hottest months of the year, with temperatures on the Jungfraujoch often considerably above zero in midsummer.






The Jungfraujoch can be reached by cogwheel train and cable car. There are multiple stations from which you can start your journey:


Option 1: trains only via Lauterbrunnen: Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch (2h06)

If you choose to travel via Lauterbrunnen, you can best sit on the right of the train when departing from Interlaken Ost. You'll have a slightly better view that way.After changing trains in Lauterbrunnen, you'll travel up to the scenic mountain village of Wengen and then onto Kleine Scheidegg. Again, the best views from the train are on the right. You'll look down on the stunning Lauterbrunnen valley with its Staubbach Fall and up to the Jungfrau and other snow-capped mountains.At Kleine Scheidegg, you'll change trains for the last leg to Jungfraujoch. The majority of this section is in a tunnel, but still it's impressive if you just think about it: a tunnel at an altitude of 3,000 m right through the rocks of the Eiger.The train passes several stations along the route. One of them is Eigergletscher, where the Eiger Express cable cars from Grindelwald Terminal arrive and where you'll have to change trains once more. This train will make another short stop at the station of Eismeer. You can get off the train for a few minutes to enjoy the view of eternal snow and ice through the panoramic windows.

Option 2: trains only via Grindelwald: Interlaken-Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch (2h06)

If you travel from Interlaken to Grindelwald, you can best sit on the right for the best view.In Grindelwald, you'll change to the train to Kleine Scheidegg. You can either sit on the left for an impressive view of the Eiger North face, or on the right for a wider view across the valley of Grindelwald. At Kleine Scheidegg, you'll change trains for last section through the tunnel in the Eiger (please see the description under Option 1).

Option 3: trains and cable car via Grindelwald: Interlaken-Grindelwald-Eigergletscher ('Eiger Glacier')-Jungfraujoch (1h36)

You'll first travel from Interlaken Ost to the train station Terminal, which is close to the village of Grindelwald. The gondolas to Männlichen depart from Grindelwald Terminal as well.Here you'll board the 26-seater cabins of the Eiger Express that take you up to the station of Eigergletscher in 15 minutes, with breathtaking views of the famous Eiger North face. At Eigergletscher, you'll board a cogwheel train up to Jungfraujoch through a tunnel in the Eiger (please see the description onder Option 1). This is the quickest route, as the Eiger Express bypasses the cogwheel trains that travel via Kleine Scheidegg. 



Tour Highlights

  • Visit Europe’s highest railway station
  • Enjoy the spectacular panorama on the Sphynx viewing platform
  • Admire the Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Wander through the magical, shimmering ice palace
  • Snow Fun Park for action and sport in the snow and ice

What's Included

  • EIGER EXPRESS,THE MOST MODERN TRICABLE GONDOLA IN EUROPE
  • Train ride through the Eiger to the highest railway station
  • Free entrance to Ice Palace
  • Free entrance to Sphinx
  • Free entrannce to Alpine Sensation
  • Free entrance to Plateau
  • Free entrance to Jungfrau Panorama

Not Included

  • Food & drinks
  • Snow Fun Park
  • Individual seat reservation for the journey from Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch

COVID-19 precautions

Safety measures in place

  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

Traveler requirements

  • You're NOT Required to Wear Face Masks

Duration

Half day


Our Tip

  • Open 365 days a year
  • By train, the journey time from Interlaken Ost via Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen is two hours
  • With the Eiger Express, the journey time from Interlaken Ost via Grindelwald Terminal is an hour and 36 minutes
  • Warm clothing and good footwear are recommended
  • Protect yourself with UV-protection sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen
  • Seat reservations are possible
  • Make sure that you allow ample time for the sheer variety of experiences

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Tour FAQS

  • On your excursion to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, to the highest railway station in Europe, you will climb to an altitude of 3,454 metres above sea level and reach the alpine mountain world. In summer and winter, temperatures below freezing point are to be expected and weather changes can also occur at short notice. We recommend that you dress according to the so-called “onion principle” so that you can adapt your clothing to the conditions. The basic equipment for the excursion includes a jacket, closed shoes, a hat, a pair of gloves and sunglasses because of the high-altitude sun
  • Don’t worry about the weather. There is plenty to see and do on the Jungfraujoch in all weather, even the journey itself is worth the trip. Even if it is cloudy in the valley and it looks like bad weather, at an altitude of 3,454 metres above sea level and above, the clouds can often only be seen from above.
  • Don’t worry about the weather. There is plenty to see and do on the Jungfraujoch in all weather, even the journey itself is worth the trip. Even if it is cloudy in the valley and it looks like bad weather, at an altitude of 3,454 metres above sea level and above, the clouds can often only be seen from above..
  • The fastest and most comfortable way takes you via Grindelwald Terminal / the new Eiger Express tricable gondola to the Jungfraujoch. From the Eiger Glacier station there is a connection to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe every 30 minutes, depending on season and demand. For details, please visit jungfrau.ch/fahrplan.