Jungfraujoch – 13th May 2015

Another early start for our trip to Jungfraujoch, the highest station in Europe.

We set of from Interlaken at 8.30 to catch the train to Grindelwald. This took about half an hour and was partly fine using a cog in the centre of the tracks as the journey took us from about 600m to just over 1000m. Here we changed to a different train to carry is up to the Klein schagg at about 2000m.

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This section was all using a cog railway and the train climbed steeply to the next station.

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The views were spectacular, but the best was yet to come.

At this stain we boarded the Jungfrau to the summit at over 3400m, the highest station in Europe. The train climbed even more steeply and soon entered a 4 mile long tunnel through the Eiger mountain.

There were 2 stops in the tunnel as the engineers had carved out viewing stations giving more amazing views.

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The final short stretch took us all the way up to junfraujoch.

At the top, we followed the week defined tour and visited the viewing platforms:

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… And other ‘attractions’ such as the ice tunnel into a glacier and the Lindt chocolate experience. We we were glad we took jumpers as the temperature at the top was just 2 degrees and very windy!

We had a break from setting the views for a quick beer and we wrote some postcards with Ed using it as an opportunity to send some birthday thank you cards!

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We spent almost three hours at the top and finished with a delicious rosti lunch in the restaurant with amazing views before returning on the downward train.

When we got to kleine sheigg we descended his Wengen rather than Grindelwald and saw some spectacular waterfalls.

When we got back to Interlaken we walked through the town with Ed taking photographs!  After a freshen up we headed out for some drinks and food before retiring for the night.

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