Journey to Jungfraujoch
Experience breathtaking panoramic views of Switzerland from Europe’s highest railway station
Welcome to 'the Top of Europe'. The Jungfraujoch, a ridge between the Mönch and Jungfrau mountains at an elevation of almost three and a half thousand metres above sea level, is home to highest railway station in Europe. And the journey into the Bernese Alps in south-central Switzerland to reach this unique destination, a UNESCO natural 'World Heritage Site of the Swiss Alps', is truly unforgettable.
Whist a pass traversing the mountains here is believed to have existed for five or six centuries, glacial movement in the region buried it and no trace of this original route now exists. It was not until 1862 that another serious attempt at reaching the Jungfraujoch was made. Three decades later the Swiss entrepreneur and railway-builder Adolf Guyer-Zeller began construction of the nine-kilometre Jungfraubahnline from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch Station, which required the construction of a single tunnel through the Eiger and Mönch mountains.
Jungfraujoch's remarkable railway was inaugurated in August 1912. Now an unmissable attraction in the Bernese Oberland region, since 1997 more than five hundred thousand visitors take the opportunity each year to ascend into a vast and tranquil panorama of glittering mountain peaks and unending snow and ice.