Jungfraujoch "Top of Europe" is the highest railway station in Europe. Switzerland, the Alps.
Jungfraujoch "Top of Europe" is the highest railway station in Europe (3454 meters elevation). Here, visitors can admire a high-Alpine wonderland from platforms atop the Aletsch Glacier or carved inside, in the Ice Palace. Jungfraujoch is a col at 3466 m between the peaks of Jungfrau and Mönch in the Bernese Alps, on the boundary between the cantons of Bern and Valais, halfway between Interlaken and Fiesch, in Switzerland, Europe. Engineering this dramatic cog-wheel railway required 16 years (1898-1912) to carve through the Eiger and Mönch for 7 kilometers (4.3 mi), with gradients of up to 25%. Kleine Scheidegg entry station can be reached by trains from Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. The ride from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch takes 50 minutes including stops at Eigerwand and Eismeer viewing portals. Downhill return takes just 35 minutes. Jungfraujoch hosts an important station of Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW), plus the Sphinx Observatory for astronomy at 3571 meters or 11,716 feet. The Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch region is honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download