Soaring above the Bernese Alps, snow-capped Jungfrau is one of Switzerland’s most emblematic mountains, forming a postcard-perfect backdrop for the Bernese Oberland. Here are your options for outdoor adventure in the Jungfrau region from Lucerne.
Full-day tours from Lucerne whisk travelers deep into the Swiss Alps, where the natural beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland are showcased to the max. Spin through the fairy-tale Bernese Oberland region by bus, explore the historic streets of Interlaken, and take the cogwheel train from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch to admire views over the Eiger north face. And if you fancy winter sports, take to the snow on a ski lesson and master your turns on the Jungfrau’s slopes.
If you have a little more time on your hands, multi-day tours allow you to delve deeper into the Jungfrau, stay a little longer at the area’s that interest you, and perhaps see sides of the region day-trippers would miss. These tours include round-trip transportation, select meals, and overnight accommodations, typically in Interlaken or Grindelwald, so you’re free to relax and soak up the scenery for a few days.
Things to Know
- Jungfrau is set about 53 miles (86 kilometers) southeast of Lucerne, a journey of about 1.5 hours by road.
- Full-day Jungfrau tours from Lucerne typically last about nine to 10 hours.
- Many tours include round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus, plus cogwheel train and cable-car tickets where applicable.