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JUNGFRAU REGION RAILWAYS

View from Jungfraujoch  SphinxTo experience the stunning high magnificent peaks of of the Alps mountains, the region of the Jungfrau has been attracting the adventurous and seekers of sight-seeing wonder for a century. Tourists first began filling specially built hotels of Interlaken in the 19th Century’s La Belle Epoch, traveling by rail up to the high altitudes of the massif of the three peaks which divide central Switzerland from the south Valais. There are five major vista travel experiences, some by rail alone, some in combination of rail and aerial cable car, from Europe's highest rail station with brilliant views to a revolving movie icon, with quant Alpine villages and year round resorts in between.

Jungfraujoch – The Top of Europe

At 11,332 feet above sea level, the Jungfraujoch station inside the mountain is famously the highest railway station in all of Europe. Snow and ice surrounding the observation center up the elevator ride are guaranteed. Stop at the windows of the Eiger North Face inside the mountain before arrival at the top of Europe. Explore the Sphinx Terrace overlooking the glistening white perma snow of the Aletsch Glacier, clinging between the peaks of the Jungfrau and Mönch. Delve into the Ice Palace cavern carved from the glacial ice underneath, or hike out the Walking Plateau for an up-close experience with year round eternal snow for walks in eternal snow. Jungfraujoch

Kleine Scheidegg – Eiger North Face

Jungfraubhan_Klein SheideggThis village at the foot of the mountain triplets of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau from where the railway to the Jungfraujoch begins its ascent offers a towering view of the Eiger North Face. Have lunch in a giant indian teepee or stay in s mountain snow clad resort hotel at the base of rocky crags. Kleine Scheidegg is a meeting point for mountain hikers and climbers from around the world. The railways take two routes from here, to Grindelwald or Wengen.

Schynige Platte – Natural Paradise

The Schynige Platte is a true alpine adventure. Take the historic cogwheel train, to well maintained and marks hiking trails of high Alps meadows and through botanical Alpine garden.

Grindelwald – First

For hikers in summer and winter sports enthusiasts when the snows come, a 20-minute aerial cable tram ride takes passengers from Grindelwald to the „First“, were a network of hiking trails trace out over the high ground where the stunning mountain peaks tower all around.

Schilthorn – Piz Gloria

Not technically part of the Jungfrau Railway System, the Schilthorn Cable is one of the best mountain top Alps views can be enjoyed with a meal in a revolving restaurant and spectacular breathtaking beauty of the Swiss Alps than from the summit of the 9,842 ft high Schilthorn mountain, a 20 minute aerial by cable car ride from Mürren. So impressive, after being used as a film location of a James Bond movie in the 1960s it remains indelibly etched in the mind. Experiance the panorama of two hundred mountain peaks passing in from the window as the restaurant floor slowly turns.

Passes and Discounts

The railways and aerial cables of the Jungfrau region are reached departing from Interlaken. All versions of the Swiss Pass, Swiss Flexi Pass and Swiss Youth Pass, as well as Eurail passes allow visitors to ride free to Grindelwald, Wengen or Mürren. From those departure points, Swiss Passes get a 50% discount to the Kleine Scheidegg station, the Schynige Platte, and aerial cables to the Schilthorn and to the Grindelwald First. Eurail Passes get a 25% discount. For the trip from Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch, is a 25% discount for both. Swiss Card holders: enjoy a 50% discount on all the routes of the railways and cable cars of the Jungfrau region. There are no seat reservations for individual passengers, just board where seats are available in the appropriate coach. Groups may be in one coach with open seats in another.

Jungfrau Regional Scenic Lines
Wengeralpbahn
Murrenbahn
Schynige Platte
Allmendhubel Funicular

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