The Jungfrau region has fabulous landscape as you will see from the summits. Between Luzern and Bern , you discover the nearest biggest city of this region is Interlaken 567m/1860ft in an amazing valley between two lakes (Lake Brienz and Lake Thun)
Interlaken is a lively place with Casino and party all season with lot of hotels, luxurious apartment and hostels.Jungfrau means virgin in German about the nuns living over there according to a legend.If you are looking for a quieter place , go through the valley and go up the mountain where no cars are allowed expect to drive you to your hotel. For example Wengen 1274m/4180ft or Mürren 1684m/5361ft.
Eiger 3970m/13026ft, Möonch 4107m/13475ft and Jungfrau 4158m/13642ft (see above).
These three famous mountain peaks attract many tourists each year.
Ski Paradise in top of Europe
The Joungfrau Region offers around 200 kilometers of ski runs to enjoy both ski and snowboard during your stay in Grindelwald.
Kleine Schneidegg and Männlichen is made for advanced skiers with many red runs.
The place is ideal for beginners and experienced skiers and snowboarders.
A weekend skiing in Jungfrau will satisfy the requirements of each!
Who has heard of Lauberhorn? This is the longest downhill course in the world with 4.5 km (2.8 miles) in the heart of a breathtaking landscape.
The Jungfrau Region
Two ways to visit this region :
It all began with this Railway, linking Interlaken to Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen through the valleys of the Lütschine Rivers. Guests from all over the world reach their excursion destinations with the Jungfrau Railways all the way up to the glaciers (Top of Europe).
Through the valleys to Lauterbrünnen and Grindelwald:
Make a stop in Lauterbrünnen where you would see the Staubbach Falls , the water falls are 297 metres high.
Then you would arrive in Kleine Scheidegg which lies directly at the foot of the world-famous trio of Alpine peaks , the Eiger , Mönch and Jungfrau.
The Jungfrau Railway has been climbing throught the Alpine meadows at the foot of the Eiger North Wall on its way from Kleine Scheidegg to Eigergletscher. Throught an extraordinary mountain landscape.
The most memorable experience is to get the Top of Europe at 3454 metres (11332 feet) above sea level.
The visitors can enjoy a spectacular view deep down to the Aletsch Glacier from the vantage platform near the research station.
The price for the Jungfrau railway is 200 CHF from Interlaken to Jungfrau or cheaper from Interlaken to Kleine Scheidegg for 80 CHF , these offers include return.
The longest glacier in the Alps lies at your feet and The platform also affords a breathtaking 360 degree panorama reaching as far as the neighbouring countries ( Italy , France , Germany).
- On the other hand , intead of railway , take lifts to access to Schilthorn with Jungfrau peaks stunning view.
From Stechelberg in the Jungfrau valley get the lift to Mürren (beautifull and peacefull village with view to the Jungfrau peaks and then to Birg (mainly steel and glass structure platform at 2680 m/8785 ft)
Finally Schilthorn the name of this peak is Piz Gloria 2970 m/9745 ft the direct contact with the high-Alpine mountain is exceptionnal. The price is 100 CHF to get to this peak or 65 CHF if you wanna go up to Birg , these offers include return.
The view on the highest mountain peaks in this region is breathtaking. The Jungfrau peak is just in front of you and have the highest summit of the Bernese Alps with 4,158 metres.
Piz Gloria or Schilthorn was the setting for the famous James Bond movie “On Her Majesty´s Secret Service” with ski and bobsleight chase.
The Jungfrau region has some tobogganing most attractive in the world.
The longest sledge runs in the world with stunning views. Throughout the 15 kilometers, there are many mountain restaurants where you could recharge your energy and enjoy a spectacular view in a sunny terrace.