The Top of Europe

Our day trip to Jungfraujoch started grey and dreary…not ideal conditions for taking the highest railroad in Europe up the side of a mountain!  As we took a train from Berne to Interlaken and then up the mountain, the day continued to be bleak and we couldn’t see much of anything.

 

At the beginning of our trip - not promising!
At the beginning of our trip – not promising!

 

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Views on the way up

Once up the top in the complex called the “Sphinx”, we bought coffees and ate our picnic in the cafe…and then slowly the clouds broke, and we could see the incredible peaks of the Jungfrau, Monch (pictured above) and many other mountains.  We spent over an hour going in and out of the observation decks, taking photos and admiring the beauty (and the cold as it was another -22 day!)

 

 

So stunning
The Jungfrau

 

Amazing views out
Amazing views out

 

Karen and Julie and the Monch
Karen and Julie and the Monch

 

Poking holes and making Mum nervous
Poking holes and making Mum nervous

 

Because now you can see the ground beneath our platform!
Because now you can see the ground beneath our platform!

 

Us on the freezing outdoor viewpoint
Us on the freezing outdoor viewpoint

 

Jumping
Jumping

 

Amazing
Amazing

 

Once we had had our fill of mountains, we saw the underwhelming Ice Palace and some cute displays before taking a train down the other side of the mountain, through Grindelwald.  This gave us stunning views of the north face of the Eiger mountain.

 

Mini Switzerland
Mini Switzerland

 

 

Look, it's Heidi!
Look, it’s Heidi!

 

The train down
The train down

 

The north face of the Eiger
The north face of the Eiger

 

 

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Aunty Moira says:

    I did that trip in 1978, we stayed in Lauterbrunnen a gorgeous village in a valley with the Jungfrau and Eiger looming over us. We had a gorgeous day for our train trip up the Jungfrau and the scenery was stunning! So glad you got to see it too !

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  2. Kate says:

    Lucky the weather cleared – those views are amazing!

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