May 24th, 2015 – Jungfrau Region – Switzerland

We woke up this morning and checked the webcams and Hallelujah there was sun!!  Not so much where we were, but above the clouds we could see there was a beautiful view at Jungfraujoch.  The Jungfraujoch is 11,371 feet above sea level and located between two mountains – the Jungfrau (13,642 feet) and the Monch (13,020 feet).  Since 1912, the Jungfraujoch has been accessible by train –  the Jungfraujoch railway station is the highest in Europe.

It took us 2 1/2 hours to get up there.  We had to take two trains.  We and a bunch of other people.  It is a holiday weekend and the first pretty day in a week so the idea was not unique with us.  While waiting for one of the trains, we finally got to see a Saint Bernard for real (there are stuffed ones everywhere).  He was even wearing the little barrel.  In addition to the beautiful views, there is an ice palace.  They have to keep it at 26 degrees to keep things frozen and every year local artists create new ice sculptures (last picture).   It was pretty cool to be up there with the clouds and the amazing glaciers.  The 4th picture shows one of the glaciers.  The fifth picture shows all of the snow that is between the mountains.  It pretty much stays there all the time.  The hiking trails were still closed, so we have added this to the list to come back to one day – in the summer.

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  1. Judy

    Beautiful with all the snow….. but you don’t look cold. I would have been freezing to death had I been there! Reminds me of going up to Haleakala in Maui. No snow there but very cold.

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