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Jungfrau Glacier Tours

The Jungfrau, a sky-high saddle in the Swiss Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers jaw-dropping views of the Bernese Oberland’s massive glaciers and snowy peaks. Travel by narrow cog railway to Jungfraujoch and stand on “the Top of Europe” as you gaze out at the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in Europe, and far, far beyond.
 
The Basics
Visiting Switzerland’s Jungfrau region is a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. The journey up the steep Alpine slopes—via a narrow cog railway—is simply exhilarating. Buy a ticket in advance and board the train for a journey that leads you by the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall and through a mountain tunnel before arriving at the 11,330-foot (3,454-meter) Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station and the setting for the Sphinx Observatory, an international weather research facility. Guided day trips from Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken, and Bern include tickets for the cog train and, in some cases, stops at other scenic spots in Bernese Oberland. Jungfrau Travel Pass holders can ride the cog railway for free.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Jungfrau is covered with ice and snow nearly year-round, even in midsummer. Wear a windproof jacket and bring gloves, a hat, and a scarf.
  • Stay hydrated to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Book train tickets in advance as they frequently sell out.
  • The cog railway and the Jungfraujoch are accessible to wheelchair users.
How to Get There
The only way to get up to Jungfraujoch is via the cog mountain train. Board the train from Interlaken Ost, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Wilderswil, Wengen, or Kleine Scheidegg. The journey from Interlaken to Jungfrau takes about two hours.
 
When to Get There
Jungfraujoch is open year-round. July and August are the busiest months. Clouds tend to come in later in the day, so arrive early for the best views.
 
What to See at the Summit
For the best view from Jungfraujoch, head to the terrace in the Sphinx Observatory. From here you can see the Great Aletsch Glacier, which at 14 miles (23 kilometers) is the largest glacier in the Alps and the longest in all of Europe. Also on view are a crowd of majestic Alpine peaks and—on a clear day—the borderlands of Germany and France. You can also explore the Ice Palace, where intricately carved ice sculptures are on display, and visit the café and souvenir shop. 

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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Ticket, Interlaken, null
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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Ticket

Standing on the Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest-altitude railway station, 3,454 metres above sea level, you can feel it with your first step: this is a ...  Read more

Location: Interlaken, Switzerland
Duration: 5 to 8 hrs

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Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich, Zurich, Sightseeing Passes
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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 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland, Zurich, Day Trips
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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.)

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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.)

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

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Private Tour: Jungfraujoch from Bern Including Visit to Wengen, Bern, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Jungfraujoch from Bern Including Visit to Wengen

Spend a day at Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe with your private tourguide. Travel from Bern on an intercity train to Interlaken. From there via Lauterbrunnen to ...  Read more

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

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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Interlaken, Interlaken, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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: 6 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

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Monster Scooter Tour from Interlaken, Interlaken, Day Trips
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Monster Scooter Tour from Interlaken

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Explore the forest trails of the Bernese Alps in style on this 2.5-hour monster scooter mountain tour from Interlaken. Travel out of Interlaken to the mountain ...  Read more

Location: Interlaken, Switzerland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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3-8 Day Jungfrau Travel Pass, Interlaken, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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3-8 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-, 6-, 7- or 8-day Jungfrau region ...  Read more

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

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Jungfraujoch Train Trip for Swiss Travel Pass Holders, Interlaken, Sightseeing Passes
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Jungfraujoch Train Trip for Swiss Travel Pass Holders

The Jungfraujoch, at 3454 meters, is Europe’s highest altitude railway station and the most highlight of every Switzerland trip. This 6-hour scenic train ...  Read more

Location: Interlaken, Switzerland
Duration: 4 to 6 hrs

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