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JUNGFRAUJOCH (SWITZERLAND)


Housed between the Mönch and the Jungfrau, inside the Bernese Alps on the border amid the cantons of Bern as well as Valais, within the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area, Jungfraujoch is said to be a col or a saddle. The gleaming mountain Jungfraujoch is the deepest point on the beautiful mountain range between Mönch as well as Jungfrau, at approximate 3,471 meters. Jungfraujoch railway station is situated just above this mesmerizing mountain, Jungfraujoch. An amazing feature about Jungfraujoch railway station is that it is sited at the elevation 3,454 meters, which makes it Europe’s highest railway station.
This mesmerizing place is frequently known as the "Top of Europe", when it comes to the tourism. The Sphinx which is about 3,571 meters above is yet another astonished mountain peak that rests on the eastern side of a col. The Sphinx commences from the Jungfraujoch that lies on the Valais side and ends near the Great Aletsch Glacier. One sees an elevator on its summit, where sited a small platform and the Sphinx Observatory, which is a scientific observatory of the place. The biggest radio station of Europe, the Richtfunkstation Jungfraujoch is established on the western side of Jungfraujoch railway station, atop the edge. It is a must-visit place and also the highlight of Europe.
Atmospheric research station, which is one of the famed Global Atmosphere Watch station, is found in Jungfraujoch. People, who want to reach this mesmerizing destination, are able to so by passing through a 7.3 km extended cog railway tunnel with the help of Jungfraubahn, which is a 1,000 mm gauge rack railway that provides easy access to Jungfraujoch from Interlaken. The railway functions almost wholly within a tunnel constructed inside the Mönch as well as Eiger mountains. There are a few railway stations inside the tunnel, where riders can get off to glimpse the neighboring mountains through windows established into the mountainside.
The tunnel was built between 1898 and 1912 and supports the voyage from the famous mountain pass, Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch. It takes almost 50 minutes to reach Jungfraujoch from Kleine Scheidegg. However the downhill return voyage is completed only in 35 minutes. Further, Jungfraujoch is mainly known for presenting an adventurous climb to the visitors. Due to the soothing climatic condition and great scenery, the place is visited by millions of travelers, every year. One can certainly not deny the charm and splendor which Jungfraujoch offers to its travelers.

   
 
 
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