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
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.