Jungfraujoch

Map Jungfraujoch

On the rooftop of Europe: A visit to the Jungfraujoch puts a jewel in the crown of any visit to Switzerland.

For more than 100 years, the Jungfrau railway has been making its journey to Europe’s highest-altitude railway station at 3,454 metres a.s.l. – right at the heart of the UNESCO heritage site “Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch”. All through the year, the cog railway runs steeply up through a tunnel to the Jungfraujoch from Kleine Scheidegg.

The tunnel leading up from the station Eigergletscher is seven kilometres in length and was built between 1896 and 1912. A stop within the tunnel offers spectacular views onto the glacier world outside through windows in the Eiger North Face. On the summit, visitors are greeted by a high-Alpine wonder world made of ice, snow and rocks. All of this can be marvelled at from the viewing platforms “Sphinx” and “Plateau” on the Aletsch glacier or from the “Ice Palace”.

Guests who like to go about their journey to Jungfraujoch in a completely relaxed manner can book a seat in advance. At a reservation fee of CHF 10, each passenger may book his or her seat (there and back) online.

Facts
  • Altitude: 3,454 m a.s.l.
  • Arrival: Via Grindelwald–Kleine Scheidegg or via Lauterbrunnen–Kleine Scheidegg, then by cog railway Kleine Scheidegg–Jungfraujoch
  • Travel duration to summit: 2 h 10 min
  • Attractions: Nine kilometres of railway track from Kleine Scheidegg, close to 1,400 metres in altitude, a little over seven kilometres within the mountain tunnel; Ice Palace, Sphinx viewing terrace at 3,571 metres (11,716 feet) altitude, walks in the eternal snow, Chocolate adventure shop “Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven”, Snow Fun Park – adventurous cool-down time
  • Special highlights: Europe’s highest-altitude station at 3,454 m a.s.l., Europe’s highest-altitude post office with its own area code (3801), Aletsch glacier – at 23 kilometres the longest Alpine glacier
  • Website: Jungfraujoch
Food & Beverages
Restaurant Crystal (110 seats; Swiss and international cuisine), Restaurant Bollywood (80 seats; Indian cuisine), self-service restaurant Aletsch (150 seats)
Timetable
Operates 365 days a year, regular interval timetable (every 30 minutes).
Tickets
Holders of the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and GA travelcard get a 25% discount.