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Jungfraujoch

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  • Day9

    Jungfraujoch

    September 12, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 6 °C

    Last night after discussion with Irene (the lady I met on the train) and checking the weather we decided to book the train to Jungfraujoch. The Jungfrau is the highest mountain around here.
    We started out by taking the train to Kleine Scheidegg then changed trains to Jungfraujoch. From Wengen it took about an hour, the last 20 minutes or so through a tunnel.

    I was writing this in the lounge of the hotel but then Irene and I started discussing our plans for tomorrow and I got sidetracked. Irene is returning to Zurich tomorrow but as it’s only a two hour and a half hour trip she was trying to decide what to do. I’m hoping to do a circuit on the other side of the Lauterbrunnen valley that involves buses, trains, cable cars, hopefully some walking and waterfalls. Providing the weather cooperates (it is thunderstorming at the moment) and Irene will probably join me.

    Anyway back to today. Jungfraujoch is simply amazing. I don’t have enough superlatives to describe it. There’s a lot to do up there. They have an observation deck that gives you 360 degree views. From there we went to the snow fun. Walking on packed snow in sneakers was not easy. Where are my nailed boots when I need them?
    I made it the two metres or so down the incline to some deck chairs. We sat in them, with cold backsides from the cold coming up from the snow and warm faces and legs from the sun beating down. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. There were people zip lining and well as on donuts, skis and something that looked like a tiny ride on mower with no engine.
    From there we went to the Alpine sensation which was just weird. They had various wood carvings and an alpine display in a dome. We went through much of that on travelaters. Then the ice palace and theat was COLD. The floor was icy but not necessarily ice. There were various ice sculptures throughout. From there it was the Lindt store where I didn’t buy anything but did see how they get the liquid inside the balls. We got a Lindt ball as we left the shop. We had some lunch and then came back down to Wengen. The ticket checker on the train gave everyone a Lindt ball as he checked their tickets. While waiting in line for the toilet the woman in front of me said “I recognise you.” Unfortunately I couldn’t say the same until she reminded me they had sat across the aisle from me for part of the way on the Glacier Express. They are also staying in this hotel but I didn’t see them at dinner.

    Irene and I parted ways, she got off in Wengen and I kept going to Lauterbrunnen. I knew if I went back to the hotel I’d just have a nap and I wanted to make the most of the beautiful day. At Lauterbrunnen I walked to the other end of the village to the Staubbach falls. At nearly 300m are simply stunning. I was there quite a while before returning to the station and back to Wengen.

    Irene is lovely, she Canadian and also a solo traveller so we’ve compared notes on what its like. Fortunately we seem to be interested in the same things so travelled well together. See does seem to regard me as a bit of an expert on all things Wengen and surrounds which is a bit of a worry when all I am is quoting TripAdvisor a lot of the time.
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  • Day192

    Eispalast

    September 28, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ -3 °C

    Die Wege im unterirdischen Besucherzentrum sind weit. Für die internationalen Gäste gibts ein bisschen Schweizer Disneyland, mit Heidi, Schneekugeln und Co. Aber auch allerhand über die Geschichte der Jungfraubahn.

    Wirklich sehenswert ist der Eispalast, eine komplett eisige Umgebung (die hier oben ja auch nie taut), etwas rutschig, weil auch der Boden aus Eis ist, mit Skulpturen, die wohl teilweise schon Jahre bis Jahrzehnte stehen. Die Halle wurde seit den 1930er Jahren aus dem Gletschereis geschnitten.

    Wer immer schon mal wissen wollte, wo Scrat, das Säbelzahneichhörnchen aus der Film-Reihe Ice-Age, abgeblieben ist, wird hier oben fündig... 🤣
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  • Day192

    Jungfraujoch

    September 28, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ -2 °C

    Zum Finale zieht es uns noch auf das eigentliche Jungfraujoch. Das Jungfraujoch ist mit 3466 m der tiefste Punkt im Verbindungsgrat zwischen dem Mönch und der Jungfrau. Mittlerweile ist es auch richtig klar.

    Hier begegnet uns dann auch die ominöse Webcam, mittlerweile freigelegt.

    So langsam zieht es uns jetzt aber auch wieder runter, 3500 m sind anstrengend.
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  • Day5

    Eispalast

    September 22, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Die Gänge und Hallen des Eispalastes mitten im Jungfraufirn haben Bergführer mit Pickel und Säge schon in den 30er Jahren geschaffen. Heute kommen noch von Künstlern geschaffene Eisskulpturen dazu. Auf einem spiegelglatten Rundgang durch die frostige Welt ❄️ können wir alles bestaunen. Supi hier unten!
    Vorbei an eiskalt gelagertem Whiskey und durch einen kleinen Schokoladenhimmel kommen wir wieder zur Jungfraubahn. Nun geht die ganze schöne Fahrt wieder zurück. Leider haben wir für einen Zwischenstopp in Wengen (ein wirklich hübscher Bergort) keine Zeit mehr.
    Zu Hause bei Brigitte und Thomas beenden wir den superschönen und intensiven Tag bei einem sehr, sehr leckeren typisch schweizer Käse-Fondue.
    Schon ist unsere Zeit im Berner Oberland vorüber. Morgen gehts weiter nach Zermatt, also schnell noch packen und ab ins Bett.
    Liebe Brigitte und lieber Thomas, nochmal ganz herzlichen Dank für die wunderschöne Zeit bei euch. Wir haben uns super wohl gefühlt, ihr habt uns verwöhnt und unseren Urlaub perfekt organisiert. Die Tage zusammen mit euch, und auch mit Kathrin und Tom, waren einfach toll und werden noch lange in unserer Erinnerung bleiben! Also Danke Danke Danke 😊 😊😊!!!
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  • Day18

    Jungfrau

    December 25, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ -7 °C

    Jungfrau (pronounced Jung, like Karl Jung and frau, like frauline) is a mountain. On the top of the mountain they built a viewing building. Inside there are things to see. Restaurants, stores, Lindt chocolates, watch shop, ice caves, history, and viewing platforms. It was very windy so the outside part was closed off. I spent about an hour as half walking and eating. In many places the windows were frozen on the outside so the view was blocked, however, it was high up and likely the highest peak I will ever get to.Read more

  • Day26

    Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

    May 26, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    Today bought the much anticipated visit to the ‘Top of Europe’, home of Europe’s highest railway station, which is covered in snow 365 days per year. Jungfraujoch did not disappoint! Lisa and I saw snow for the first time, made very poor miniature snow men, had a snowball fight, stacked it in the snow, and behaved like little kids sliding along the ice in the ice caves! The trip up on the train was unforgettable with incredible views of the Swiss Alps. This day will not be forgotten anytime soon!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Jungfraujoch, ユングフラウヨッホ, იუნგფრაუიოხის უღელტეხილი, ینگفراؤباہن, Passo Jungfraujoch, Юнгфрауйох, 少女峰山坳