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Sunday, January 17, 2016

What to do in the Jungfrau Region

The Jungfrau Region is renowned worldwide for its stunning mountains, skiing resorts and picture-perfect villages. Three big peaks, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, dominate the region and attract outdoor enthusiasts, climbers and skiers from all over the world. There is something to do and see for every age and taste in the Jungfrau Region all year round.

The Jungfrau Region

Go skiing 

With almost 130 miles of breath-taking ski slopes, the region is a perfect destination for beginners and experts alike. Some of the ski runs are as long as seven miles with excellent snow cover. If you get tired, you can always hop on one of many cableways that will take you to a mountain summit to admire the majestic panorama.

The Jungfrau Train
Ride the Jungfrau train

Hope on a train to reach the Jungfraujoch, the highest railroad station in Europe at 3,454 meters. The station opened in 1912 and today looks like a small village with a hotel, restaurants and bars. Once there you can walk to a viewing platform at the Sphinx Summit to see the Aletsch Glacier and the Alpine Peaks.

Visit Grindelwald

The small village of Grindelwald is filled with beautiful traditional chalets and alpine meadows. In summer head to the Terrassenweg panoramic path for spectacular views of the Alps. In winter the village hosts the World Snow Festival where international artists create massive ice sculptures. Not to be missed!

Admire the Trümmelbach Falls

Europe's largest subterranean waterfalls rush down in ten cascades hidden in a vertical gorge. You will take an elevator to go inside the mountain through galleries, tunnels and see the falls that carry over 5000 gallons of water per second with rocks and boulders swirling down in it. 

Piz Gloria Restaurant

Dine in a revolving restaurant

Take the Schilthornbahn cableway that ascends to the Schilthorn peak where the restaurant Piz Gloria is located. In the 1960s the futuristic looking restaurant with its splendid panoramic views was featured in a James Bond film. Here you can have a special Bond Breakfast menu, see interactive Bond exhibits and memorabilia, and gaze in awe at the magnificent 360-degree panorama with the three peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.

Photos via Flickr by: Olaf Mündelein, Brad Scruse, Thomas Wenger, Richard Cassan.

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