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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