Jungfrau

Jungfrau, Switzerland 400
Jungfrau
Photo by: Dan Gugger, Creative Commons

Jungfrau is one of Switzerland’s highest peaks located in between the states of Berne and Valais. Along with Monch and Eiger peaks, Jungfrau forms one of many stunning sites in the Swiss Alps.

The railway line on Jungfraujoch had traveling more easy to Jungfrau. Jungfrau is one of the most visited sites and the Aletsch Glacier here was also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2001.

The highest point of Jungfrau is the 10 km wall, which, along with the Eiger and Monch peaks located to the north, are the symbolic of the Swiss Alps. Jungfrau is about 6 km and 3.5 km from the Eiger and Monch Peaks, respectively. The scenic beauty of the Aletsch Glacier is a highlight. This area is Europe’s and Alps largest glaciated area.

The train route here is one of the major attractions. It starts at the lowest point and the final halt is at Jungfraujoch railway station that is situated at a height of 3454 meters high. In between, there are buildings, a hotel, two restaurants and a number of tunnels which is one of the major attractions.

Mountain climbing is the main draw here. The first person to ascend this peak is J.R. Meyer on August 3rd, 1811. The starting point is the Monchsjoch Hut and fit takes about several hours to reach the final point which is a 3,885 meter climb.

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