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Jungfrau Glacier

Known as the Jungfraujoch, the glacier is a saddled 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 can look down upon the icy 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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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich, Zurich, null
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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

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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 $239.42
Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne, Lucerne, Day Trips
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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne

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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 $221.65
3-6 Day Jungfrau Travel Pass, Interlaken, Day Trips
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3-6 Day Jungfrau Travel Pass

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Discover soaring Alpine peaks, blooming meadows and shimmering lakes in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland with this 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-day Jungfrau region travel ...  Read more

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

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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland, Zurich, Sightseeing & City ... 
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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

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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 $239.42
Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland, Lucerne, Day Trips
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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

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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.)

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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Interlaken, Interlaken, Day Trips
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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Interlaken

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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 $217.47
2-Day Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Tour from Zurich: Interlaken or Grindelwald, Zurich, Day Trips
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2-Day Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Tour from Zurich: Interlaken or Grindelwald

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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.)

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

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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 $460.03
Bernese Oberland Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch Panorama, Zurich, ... 
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Bernese Oberland Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch Panorama

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On this day trip from Zurich, venture through the scenic Bernese Oberland Alps to Kleine Scheidegg, halfway up the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed ...  Read more

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

From USD $131.73
Eiger and Jungfrau Panorama Day Trip from Lucerne, Lucerne, Day Trips
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Eiger and Jungfrau Panorama Day Trip from Lucerne

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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 30 minutes (approx.)

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