Jungfrau is one of Europe’s biggest ski resorts and we are going to provide you with some tips on what to do there.
The Jungfrau is a mountain located in the Swiss Alps, specifically in the Bernese Oberland region. With a height of 4,158m, it’s one of the highest peaks in the area and is considered one of the most famous mountains in Switzerland. The name “Jungfrau” means “young woman” in German, and it is said that the mountain owes its name to its resemblance to the silhouette of a young woman lying on her back.
The Jungfrau region is an attractive tourist destination, known for its stunning natural beauty and numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing or skiing. The mountain is accessible by cog railway from Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch which is the highest railway station in Europe and offers panoramic views of the surrounding Alps.
Excursion to the Jungfraujoch from several cities.
In high season there are many visitors who come to enjoy the views of the Jungfrau, so it is advisable to buy your ticket in advance.
If you are staying in Zürich and want to experience an unforgettable day in the Jungfrau, you can book your ticket here.
If you are in Interlaken and don’t need a transfer, you can buy your ticket here.
If you are staying in Geneva, you can book your Jungfrau tour here.
If you are staying in Lucerne, you can book your Jungfrau tour here.
Things to do in Jungfraujoch
What to do in the Jungfrau
After a wonderful trip on the cog railway or even the new Eiger Express cable car, it’s time for an unforgettable experience on the Jungfrau.
Views from the Sphinx viewpoint
Situated at 3571 metres, this famous metal structure offers unforgettable views of the snow-capped peaks and above all of the Aletsch Glacier, Europe’s longest glacier at 23 kilometres, which has its starting point here. The panorama is breathtaking and impressive and before entering you can take the classic photo with the sign that shows the height of the station and that it is the “top of Europe“.
After exiting a tunnel, you enter the realm of snow. Because it´s location, there is snow all year round and there are snowboards and sledges to rent and do some improvised descents. The more adventurous can opt for the zip wire that will allow you to admire the rock, snow and ice environment at full speed.
This 1.5 hour hike will take you to the Mönch hut from where there are spectacular views. Hiking shoes are needed as this is a very busy trail and the snow is very hard and packed. Be aware of the altitude so that you can walk at an adequate and calm pace. From the Sphinx you will clearly see the line of hikers climbing up to the refuge.
Opened in 2013, this is a visual tour of the construction history of the Jungfrau railway and other mountains and mountaineering myths. For example, there are several illuminated images of key moments in the history of mountaineering and commemorative plaques with the names of the workers who died in the construction of the railway.
It is a well-deserved tribute to all the workers who, in very hard and inhospitable conditions, managed to make the dream of some visionaries come true.
A classic on a visit to the Jungfrau is the ice palace, with its icy tunnels and beautiful ice sculptures that will amaze children and adults alike. Bears, penguins and other delicate sculptures are kept frozen by the sub-zero temperatures.
The Plateau Lookout is a large expanse of snow accessible from the lower part of the facility. The Swiss flag flies proudly in the country’s natural habitat, the Alps. From here you get another memorable panorama of the Aletsch glacier and a spectacular view of the Sphinx and the entire upper part of the resort.
The highest Lindt chocolate shop in the world
If you love chocolate, a visit to the chocolate shop of the prestigious Swiss brand Lindt shouldn’t be missed. Entering the Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven is a heavenly experience.