Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

Visiting Jungfraujoch, known as the “Top of Europe,” is a breathtaking experience. Here’s a guide to help you plan your trip:

Getting There

  • Train: Take a scenic train ride from Interlaken, which takes about 1h40 to 2h10. You can travel via Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.
  • Cable Car: Alternatively, you can take a cable car from Grindelwald.

What to See and Do

  • Viewing Platform: Enjoy panoramic views of the Aletsch Glacier and the surrounding peaks.
  • Ice Sculptures: Explore a glacier cave filled with ice sculptures.
  • Hiking: Hike out to Mönchsjochhütte for an unforgettable alpine experience.


  • Best Time to Visit: Early January to late February and mid-May to late October.
  • Avoiding Crowds: Board the first train or cable car in the morning or travel outside the high season (June to August).
  • Rail Passes: Consider purchasing a rail pass to reduce costs.


  • Tickets: Prices vary depending on the season and the type of pass you have. For example, a return ticket from Interlaken Ost-Jungfraujoch with a Swiss Travel Pass can cost CHF 125.

Remember, Jungfraujoch is an expensive excursion, but it offers a unique and memorable experience. Make sure to dress warmly and be prepared for the high altitude. Enjoy your trip to the top of Europe!