Jungfraujoch – spectacular world of snow and ice experiences

Discover the high alpine world of wonders at 3454 m above sea level

The world-famous Jungfraujoch offers you a variety of experiences amid majestic glaciers and imposing mountain peaks. Even arriving at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau is a highlight. When you reach the summit, you’ll feel the refreshing mountain air brushing against your face and you’ll be overwhelmed by the spectacular high alpine panorama. Wander through the ice palace, visit the Sphinx viewing platform, experience the thrill of ice and snow or treat yourself to a delicious meal or snack.

A day trip unlike any other: Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

An excursion to Europe’s highest railway station is an absolute highlight. Delve into the fascinating world of snow, ice and glaciers on the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. Admire the spectacular mountain panorama on the train ride from Interlaken Ost via Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen, which takes a little under two hours. The tricable gondola Eiger Express takes you from the Grindelwald Terminal straight to Eigergletscher in 15 minutes, getting you to the Jungfraujoch 47 minutes faster than before. The trip is particularly spectacular during the winter months. The railway line runs along the foot of the renowned Three Peaks – the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau – and through the natural idyll of the Jungfrau Region. The spectacular midway stop at Eismeer station will surprise you with its stunning views through a viewing window set into the rock face. A wide variety of experiences await you when you reach the Jungfraujoch.

Awe-inspiring moments on the Sphinx platform

Plattform auf der Sphinx-Aussichtsterrasse vor verschneiter Berglandschaft auf dem Jungfraujoch

Take in the imposing, year-round ice of the mighty Aletsch glacier, part of the UNESCO Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site, from the Sphinx Observation Deck. A high-speed lift takes you to the observatory of an international research station. You’ll be whisked up 108 m in only 25 seconds. When you reach the viewing platform, you’ll be able to view the glacier in all its majesty. In good weather, the sun’s rays illuminate the world of snow and ice, making it glisten magically.

Wander through the ice palace

The tour through the magical frosty ice palace is a real highlight. As you explore, you’ll discover niches housing a variety of art works by extremely dextrous ice artists. Eagles, penguins and bears look as if they had just turned to ice. The ice corridor was created by mountain guides with pickaxes and saws in the 1930s. Get ready to be enchanted by the magical corridors and halls.

Alpine Sensation – a journey through time

Erlebnisrundgang durch grünen Tunnel mit leuchtenden Edelweissen auf dem Jungfraujoch

The Sphinx Hall and the Ice Palace are connected by a 250 m long corridor. A chill runs down your back when you walk into the corridor, which is not solely due to the chilly temperatures. Thirty commemorative plaques bear witness to the sacrifices made by the miners during the construction of the railway to the Jungfraujoch. Modern travelators convey you in comfort past an impressive picture gallery.  These pictures show you the how the Jungfrau Railway began. Emotional musical sounds accompany you as you wander through the experience. At the end of the corridor, you will discover radiant edelweisses and a huge snow globe – perfect for another souvenir photo.

Culinary delights at 3454 m above sea level

Exploring in the mountain air gives you an appetite, so why not treat yourself to a delicious meal in one of the three restaurants? Enjoy authentic Indian dishes and the majestic glacier panorama in the Bollywood Restaurant. Indian chefs will delight you with an extensive buffet of specialities from the subcontinent. Indulge yourself at Restaurant Crystal with an à la carte meal. Be fascinated by the magic and atmosphere of the Alps and enjoy refined Swiss dishes or international delicacies. Enjoy a snack or meal in the Restaurant Aletsch: Take a plate, choose your meal, take a seat and enjoy, then be tempted by the delicious treats on offer at Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven.

Hike to the Mönchsjoch hut

Mönchsjochhütte umgeben von einer verschneiten Berglandschaft

Visit the highest serviced mountain hut in Switzerland. The Mönchsjoch hut can be easily reached in 50 minutes from the Jungfraujoch via a signposted footpath. The route is groomed daily by a snowcat when the weather conditions are good. You don’t need to be a mountaineer to reach the hut: kitted out in sturdy footwear and weatherproof clothing, you can hike across the high alpine glacier to the cabin.

Refreshment in snow and ice

Once you have adjusted to the mountain air in the interior of the Jungfraujoch, you’ll be tempted to engage in adventures and experiences outside in the snow. Try out from mid-May to mid-October various winter sports in a compact space in the Snow Fun Park. Turn pirouettes while snowtubing, go skiing or snowboarding, go sledging on a Balancer or whizz through the air on the Flying Fox rope slide. All the necessary equipment can be hired on the spot. Be sure to wear warm clothing; the temperatures can be freezing whatever the time of year, although spring can make a brief appearance in the hottest months of the year, with temperatures on the Jungfraujoch often considerably above zero in midsummer.

Experience the clouds in the Jungfrau panorama film

Gast umgeben von Bergen auf der Leinwand

On some days, your view of the mountains from the Jungfraujoch is obscured by clouds. Clouds are fascinating and create atmospheric snapshots. Plunge into the fluffy, marshmallow world of clouds in the Jungfrau panorama film. The film gives you a 360° panorama of the snowy, icy landscape 365 days a year. The camera takes you through clouds, ice crevasses and heaps of snows at high speed, whatever the weather outside.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Visit Europe’s highest railway station

  • Enjoy the spectacular panorama on the Sphynx viewing platform

  • Admire the Jungfrau-Aletsch Glacier UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Wander through the magical, shimmering ice palace

  • Snow Fun Park for action and sport in the snow and ice

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • Open 365 days a year

  • By train, the journey time from Interlaken Ost via Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen is two hours

  • With the Eiger Express, the journey time from Interlaken Ost via Grindelwald Terminal is an hour and 36 minutes

  • Warm clothing and good footwear are recommended

  • Protect yourself with UV-protection sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen

  • Seat reservations are possible

  • Make sure that you allow ample time for the sheer variety of experiences

Discover the fascinating world of adventures on the Jungfraujoch: