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Top of Europe

Venture aboard an unforgettable Alpine tour to the majestic world of the Jungfraujoch - Towering at 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) you're officically at the top of Europe surround by the world famous peaks of Eiger, Mönch and the Jungfrau!


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Facts & Figures

Elevation 3,471 m (11,388 ft)
Traversed by Leslie Stephen  and party (1862)
Location Bern/Valais, Switzerland
Range Bernese Alps
Coordinates 46°32′51″N 7°58′45″E


The train into the mountain leaves from Kleine Scheidegg, which can be reached by trains from Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. The train enters the tunnel running eastward through the Eiger shortly after leaving Kleine Scheidegg. It runs close behind the Eiger's north face, stopping at Eigerwand, where there is a window about 8 m long and a metre high, halfway up the face.

The windows have been placed in holes used to remove excavated rock from the tunnel during construction. There you can get off the train to admire the view before the train continues five minutes later. The tunnel then turns west, heading towards the Jungfrau. There is a second stop at a window looking out on the Eismeer ("Sea of Ice") before the train continues to the Jungfraujoch. The tunnel was constructed between 1898 and 1912; it is about 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) long, with gradients of up to 25%.

The journey from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch takes approximately 50 minutes including the stops at Eigerwand and Eismeer; the downhill return journey taking only 35 minutes.

Jungfraujoch locationThe Jungfrau Railway leads from Kleine Scheidegg up to Jungfraujoch. It climbs nearly 1,400 meters in height and covers a distance of more than seven kilometers in tunnels along the nine kilometer long stretch. In the interior of the summit at Europe's highest train station (the peak is called "Sphinx"), a lift takes visitors to the peak with its observatory and the famous observation platform, from which one has a magnificent view of the mountains and the Aletsch Glacier.

The Jungfrau-Aletsch region with its unique plant and animal world is the first Unesco World Natural Heritage Site in the entire Alpine region. Further sights include the Ice Palace, the Ski and Snowboard Park and the glacier restaurant "Top of Europe".

Jungfraubahn at Kliene Scheidegg


Jungraujoch - Top of Europe
Prices From
Full Fare Jungfrau VIP Pass
3 Days Unlimited Travel
7 May - 23 Oct 2016
Adult 330 311
*Reduced Rates apply if you have a valid Eurail Pass, Swiss Pass/Card.
VIP Passes includes one trip to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe.
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