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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The journey to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, at 3454 metres Europe’s highest altitude railway station, is the highlight of every visit to Switzerland. It offers visitors a high-Alpine wonderworld of ice, snow and rock, which can be marvelled at from vantage terraces, the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. On clear days, views extend as far as the Vosges mountains in France and Germany’s Black Forest.
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

We went in middle of May 2012 and that was a good time to go before the main season kicked in and all the crowds started to turn up.We went at 8.30 from Grindelwald where we was staying and got to the top of the Jungfraujoch at 9.30a.m. stopping twice on the way up for photo opportunities.At the top,my advise is to walk slowly as you may suffer from high altitude sickness/dizziness,which i did,but drink plenty of water and take your time and you should be o.k.
Its the centenary year of the Railway this year,2012,which means you will get a centenary passport with all the history of the railway inside,and you can get it stamped with the date and time that you was up there as a souvenir.
To celebrate the Centenary of the railway being built,they opened a new Tunnel called the Alpine Sensation which has memorabilia of how the Railway was built with pictures,slideshows and models of what it was like building this amazing railway.When you get to the end of the tunnel,you end up at the entrance to the Ice Palace which is a must visit whilst up there.It"s -3 degrees inside and completely made of ice,from the floor,walls and sculptures which is an experience to behold. Again,going early in the day and the season,we had plenty of time and space to look around and take photo"s inside.
To get to the Observatory viewing area,you go up the super fast lift and when on top,you get the amazing views of all the mountains in the distance especially on a clear day.
If you want to,you can go for a walk on the Glacier all the way to the hut which is about an hour walk,but take your time as altitude sickness/dizziness could occur if you rush too quickly.It was a great experience to walk on the glacier and it wasn"t too cold with the sun shining down on us,but still wrap up warm if you go on it,incase a cross wind catches you out.
The Restaraunt is quite expensive but if you want to recharge you batteries after walking alot,its well worth a nice cuppa and a bowl of soup which only came to 30 swiss francs and you get the amazing views of the glacier in the nice warm restaraunt whilst you are enjoying your snack.
All in all,it was well worth the Journey and expense(half price if you have the swiss card or jungfrua 6day pass)and we would definately do it again.

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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Jungfraujoch is a must see if you want to really enjoy Switzerland. The ride up as well as the views on the way and from the top are breathtaking.

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Reviewed May 10, 2012

A very expensive trip but the pictures while you are going up the Alps or at the top or going back down are magnificent. It costed us 280 Swiss Francs just for the trip by taking the early morning train which starts at 6:30 in the morning. It's more expensive later. It climbs up to 190 per person.

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Reviewed May 10, 2012

I have had a very bad experience with "Jungfrau Top of Europe" railway company. By mistake, I have bought my tickets for the day before I was traveling. The train station staff proposed me to buy new tickets and claim for a refund online for the tickets I had not used the day before, which I did. The company just refused to reimburse me, arguing they were not able to be sure I hadn't used my tickets (my seconds tickets have been checked 4 times during the trip, so I don't see how brand new tickets could have been used earlier without being punched so many times). They are not AT ALL client oriented, just here to make money! Furthermore, it is very expensive for what has to be seen on the top! It Is not worth it, believe me!

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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We traveled on the Jungfraujoch railway from Wilderswil to the top of Jungfraujoch and return. The journey is spectacular and should be on everyone's must do list. Great service and fantastic scenery that is well worth the fares. The windows in the side of the Eiger are truely spectacular.

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