The Jungfraujoch is the highest train station in Europe at an elevation of 3454 meters above sea level. It is located in the famous Jungfraujoch mountain range in Switzerland. Jungfrau is a well known Swiss peak with an elevation of 13,642 feet.
It dominates the Lauterbrunnen Valley and lies 11 miles south-southeast of the resort of Interlaken. There are two routes to reach this train station. One is via Lauterbrunnen and the other one is via Grindelwald.
Quick Facts: –
- The observatory of the Jungfraujoch railway station is located at an elevation of 3571 meters. It is known as the Sphinx observatory.
- You can get to this observatory through a lift. It offers a 360° view from the terrace and from inside the building as well.
- It is also home to an Ice Palace. This Ice Palace consists of many amazing ice sculptures.
- There is a moving walkway with images, light and music, known as Alpine Sensation. It connects the hall below the Sphinx observatory to the Ice Palace.
- The first person to ascend the Jungfrau peak is J.R. Meyer. He made it on August 3rd, 1811.
- The starting point of this 3,885 feet high climb is the Monchsjoch Hut and the journey to the final point takes several hours.
- This mountain range is home to the Aletsch Glacier which is largest glacier in Europe and was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2001.
- The 9.2 kilometers long track between the Jungfraujoch and the Kleine Scheidegg is checked every week on foot by a railway employee.