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Jungfrau Glacier

The Jungfraujoch is a saddle between the mountains Monch and Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps. It is known as the Top of Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From here you look down upon the ice wilderness of swirling glaciers and across at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) high mountain turrets. On top of the Jungfrau is a global atmospheric monitoring station.

Visiting the Jungfraujoch's eternal ice and snow is a once in a lifetime experience as the annual two million visitors can attest. Riding the narrow cog railway to 11,300 ft (3,454 m) is a must. On the journey you pass by the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall, through tunnels, past polar dog kennels, finally arriving at the heart of the glaciers. The longest glacier in Europe, the Great Aletsch Glacier - 14 miles (23km) - begins at Jungfraujoch, and you can see as far as France and Germany.

Practical Info

The only way up to the Jungfraujoch is by the narrow cog railway, the Jungfraubahnen. It leaves from Interlaken OST and takes two and a half hours each way. The final tunnel on the railway passes through the Eiger and took 3,000 men 16 years to build, opening in 1912. Good weather is essential for a visit so check first. It is possible to stay the night up the mountain, at Monchsjochhutte.

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Best Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Interlaken

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Immerse yourself in a breathtaking Alpine wonderland on this guided day trip from Interlaken to the Top of Europe. Travel by coach through the Jungfrau region ...  Read more

Location: Interlaken, Switzerland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.65

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 754 Reviews

Embark on a spectacular Alpine journey from Zurich to the Top of Europe! Travel by coach through the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland's magnificent Jungfrau ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 11.5 hours

From USD $221.95

Best Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 410 Reviews

Travel to the top of Europe and admire the soaring peaks of the Swiss Alps on this 9.5-hour Jungfraujoch day trip from Lucerne. Take a scenic drive through ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $203.90

Best Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 91 Reviews

Sure to be a highlight of your Switzerland vacation, this day trip from Zurich takes you into the Swiss Alps. Discover Jungfraujoch, one of the highest points ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $221.95

3-Day Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Unlimited Travel Pass

Spend three days exploring Switzerland’s Jungfrau region with an unlimited travel pass. At the foot of the mighty Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, the ...  Read more

Location: Interlaken, Switzerland
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $260.18

Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Venture from Lucerne through the Swiss Alps to the highest point in Europe! On this unforgettable day trip with a multi-lingual guide, travel by coach through ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $203.90

2-Day Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Tour from Zurich: Interlaken or Grindelwald

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Embark on an unforgettable Alpine journey with this 2-day tour from Zurich to the Top of Europe, in Switzerland's magnificent Jungfrau region. With your guide, ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $446.03

2-Day Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Tour from Lucerne: Interlaken or Grindelwald

This 2-day Alpine adventure takes you from Lucerne through Switzerland’s majestic Jungfrau region to Jungfraujoch, the Top of Europe. After a narrated coach ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $446.03

Eiger and Jungfrau Panorama Day Trip from Lucerne

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

For the best Alpine views in Switzerland, don't miss the opportunity to take a day trip from Lucerne to ride the rack railway for magnificent panoramic vistas ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.76

Bernese Oberland Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch Panorama

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Spend a day in the breathtaking Alps on this day trip from Lucerne to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed region of Jungfraujoch. Travel by coach through ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $115.76

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