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Jungfraujoch
Vacation Travel Guide

Go to the highest railway station in Europe, visit an ice palace and view a colossal glacier when you take a picturesque train ride to this mountain pass.

Ride on a mountain train past a glacial world of snowcapped peaks to the Jungfraujoch. Known as the Top of Europe, this glacier pass sits between the mighty Jungfrau and Monch mountains at a height of 11,371 feet (3,466 meters).

Travel above the clouds via the Jungfrau Railway, starting your journey from Interlaken, Grindelwald or Wengen. The line takes you inside long tunnels through the Eiger and Monch mountains. There are two stops en route where you can look out at the spectacular scenery through windows cut into the mountains.

Your journey concludes at the highest railway station in Europe, an underground facility that is 11,332 feet (3,454 meters) above sea level. Take the elevator from here all the way up to one of the world's highest astronomical observatories, the Sphinx Observatory. Enjoy spectacular vistas from its observation terrace. The view includes the Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps, which covers more than 46 square miles (120 square kilometers).

The ice palace is another must-see while you are at the Jungfraujoch. This massive ice attraction started life in 1934 by local guides equipped with ice picks. Wander through its vaulted rooms to see a number of ice sculptures.

Brush up on your skiing skills at Jungfraujoch’s ski school and enjoy a sleigh ride, pulled by huskies. Then go for a meal with incredible outlooks at the Top of Europe restaurant.

With the train journey from Interlaken taking 2.5 hours each way, give yourself at least a day to enjoy Jungfraujoch's views and attractions. Jungfrau Railway trains run every day all through the year and each day’s last train departs from the glacier pass in the late afternoon.

Children under 6 years of age travel for free, while children between 6 and 15 years can also travel for free if they possess a Junior Card. These can be bought at all railway stations.

Top Hotels Close to Jungfraujoch

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$6,095 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located near the slopes, this Wengen hotel is in the mountains and within a 5-minute walk of Mannlichen Mountain, Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area, and Wengen-Mannlichen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (293 reviews)

"Great stay! We will come again!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/11

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,745 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Lauterbrunnen hotel is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Valley Museum Lauterbrunnen and Trummelbach ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (323 reviews)
Wonderful stay

"So glad we picked this hotel. It cost more than the others but was well worth it. The city is a bit run down, but Hotel Silberhorn has been redone and you see the difference just driving up. Our rooms were beautiful. Great shower, comfortable bed. The staff at the front desk and at the restaurant ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/27

Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Edelweiss
2 out of 5
Am Acher, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$4,855 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Trummelbach Falls, Jungfraujoch, and Jungfrau. Kleine Scheidegg and Lake Thun are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (232 reviews)

"Wengen is , of course, beautiful! But the team at Edelweiss and their personal touch made our stay even better."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/17

Hotel Edelweiss
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Reviews of Jungfraujoch

4.8

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 13.297872340425531%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 3.723404255319149%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 15, 2019

Pricey, but worth it. We went on the first train and the crowds were minimal. The ice palace is particularly cool (literally and figuratively). I recommend taking gloves and a stocking hat.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 22, 2019

Very crowded. If you have a tight plan, make sure to book your seats on the mountain trains.

5/5 - Excellent

Greg

Mar 8, 2019

Go early in the day! It takes two hours to reach even from Lauterbrunnen or Interlaken, and catching return connections after 5:00pm gets challenging. Be prepared for the low oxygen and air pressure - flatlanders like me will feel dizzy and weak until you adjust, especially on stairs or slopes. But it's totally worth it.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 10, 2019

This was a last minute decision, and I am so glad I did it! People say it’s expensive (210 ChF). It is. And it’s worth it. It’s a once in a lifetime experience. Price includes the trains up and down, and entrance fee. People say it depends on the weather. I can see that. But honestly, rain or snow it’s still gotta be spectacular. No, we couldn’t see all the way to the Black Forest, but it was amazing nonetheless with a bit of fog and some clouds. Plan on all day. It’s two hours up, two hours down, and you’ll spent a couple hours there. Go outside if you can on both decks for different views. Ice palace and the other attractions are interesting and quick. Food is very limited so eat up before you go!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 13, 2018

Most recommend on a clear day

2/5 - Disappointing

Ashlee&Heather

Sep 30, 2018

Not worth the steep cost

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Best Lodging Options Near Jungfraujoch

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
3 out of 5
Wengen, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$6,095 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,745 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Edelweiss
2 out of 5
Am Acher, Wengen, BE
The price is NT$4,855 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Restaurant Stechelberg
Hotel Restaurant Stechelberg
2.5 out of 5
Rütti 590, Lauterbrunnen
Hotel Restaurant Stechelberg
Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Edelweiss
3.5 out of 5
Rauft 1068, Murren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$4,742 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel & Spa Silberhorn Wengen
Hotel & Spa Silberhorn Wengen
4 out of 5
Wengiboden 1347, Wengen, Canton of Bern
The price is NT$9,055 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26
Hotel & Spa Silberhorn Wengen
Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
4 out of 5
Aegerten 1, Murren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$8,663 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
Hotel Alpenruh
Hotel Alpenruh
3 out of 5
Schilthornbahn AG, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,775 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Hotel Alpenruh
Esthers Guesthouse
Esthers Guesthouse
3 out of 5
Gimmelwald, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,166 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Esthers Guesthouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.