Top of Europe – Jungfaujoch

We had an early breakfast and then headed to the train for the first leg up the Jungfrau (sounds dirty ;-). We had to catch 4 different trains each way…And they got fuller and fuller as we went up. We were lucky and got window seats all the way, though!

Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland

The final train stopped at the Eismeer (Sea of Ice) stop for 5 minutes for everyone to take photos:

Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland

And then we were there….after walking through endless tunnels, we were out on a platform. Eileen was very brave and went right up to the edge 🙂

Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland

Then we went outside to slide around in the snow. We thought about walking a part of the way to a hut because I would’ve liked to see over the edge, but we had too much difficulty in the snow and turned around again. We watched people having fun on sleds and flying foxes but decided not to risk our bones!

Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland

We came back inside and looked through the ice palace. It wasn’t that great, we thought. But it was free, so whatever:

Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland

We had lunch in the restaurant and our luck held true – we got window seats again. Lunch wasn’t too bad and more than filling. I couldn’t even finish mine! But I started getting a headache and not feeling well. It might have been altitude sickness, I suppose. My ankles really swelled up too, which doesn’t usually happen. Anyway, we had a great view of the Eismeer while eating lunch. It is amazing how quickly the weather up there changes – though I guess it was just passing clouds hiding the sun – created a whole different energy:

Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland

After lunch we had a look in the Lindt Shop but didn’t want anything. Can always get some at home at Aldi, even! Then we went outside again, on the wind-blown plateau. It was hard work there! Eileen ended up falling over, though I didn’t see it because I was busy taking photos elsewhere. No photos of Eileen falling over, sorry!

Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland

And that was it at the Jungfrau! We got the train(s) back down the mountain – I managed to get shots of some waterfalls this time! – stopping for a coffee at Lauterbrunnen, and then home.

Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland
Trip to Jungfraujoch ‘Top of Europe’, Switzerland

Oh yeah, it’s Swiss National Day today and there’s been fireworks and firecrackers going off all afternoon and night and people out everywhere having a good time. How dare they!? 😉

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