Explore Mt. Jungfrau! Take a Mt. Jungfrau excursion out of Lauterbrunnen / Wengen or Grindelwald and up to the highest train station in Europe to explore the Alps. Accessible only by cogwheel train, the viewing platform and activities at the Jungfraujoch are ones you don’t want to miss. Enjoy authentic Swiss chocolate at the Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven, eat at one of the multiple restaurants, explore the Ice Palace with sculptures, walk to the Grosser Aletsch Glacier, and admire the breath-taking views! Check out the Spinx observatory, for amazing 360˚ views!
A very rewarding hike of 1 hour 10 minutes each way is from Mt. Jungfrau to the Mönchs Hut for lunch. Lunch reservations are recommended or pack a pick-nick.
Excursion to Mt. Jungfrau
Discount with Swiss Travel Pass
Holders of a Swiss Travel Pass benefit from a discount for excursions up to Mt. Jungfrau.
Route from Zermatt
All Mt. Jungfrau train excursions leave from Kleine Scheidegg, which is accessible via either Grindelwald or via Wengen / Lauterbrunnen. The cog-wheel train leaves from the Kleine Scheidegg station every 30 minutes for the Jungfraujoch / Top of Europe train station.
Duration of excursion
The minimum time to visit Mt. Jungfrau is 5 hours including round-trip transportation from Interlaken. The cog-wheel train takes approximately 1 hour 15-30 minutes from either Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen and a little bit less from Wengen to the top of the Jungfraujoch station. The return journey, via the same route, takes about the same amount of time. We recommend spending a minimum of two-hours at the top, enjoying the views, sharing a meal, exploring a hiking path, photographing the spectacular views, checking out the glaciers, etc. For guests staying in Interlaken we recommend to ascend via Grindelwald and descend via Wengen / Lauterbrunnen.
Make sure to keep up with the weather and dress in layers. Note that it can be windy. Make sure to bring a wind breaker and be prepared for sudden change of weather. Bring sun glasses, and hat and gloves if you get cold easily. Good walking is a must.
Location and Map
Mt. Jungfrau is located in the Bern and Valais canton. It is accessible only by train. Cars are allowed as far as Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Grindelwald is 21 km/13 miles from Interlaken, and Lauterbrunnen is 13 km/8 miles from Interlaken. It takes approx. 2 hours from Interlaken to reach the viewing platform at Jungfraujoch.
Mt. Jungfrau Switzerland
Bern and Valais
Elevation 3,466m / 11,371ft