Trips and Itineraries for Valais
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From Interlaken, I went up to Jungfraujoch, also known as the 'top of Europe.' After buying the tickets, I was led into a panoramic cable car that whisked magically from the Pillon pass right up to the awe-inspiring glacial scenery 3,000 meters above sea level. There were two giant windows on the train providing staggering views of the stunning glaciers and deep valleys. Here, I got some out-of-the-world views of the most spectacular Alpine peaks—Jungfrau, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. It felt like being between heaven and earth! Some people went a step further and were even paragliding, skydiving, and taking hot air balloon rides.
The most visited place of the Alps, Jungfrau holds the title for being the top of Europe at 4150 m , is a world heritage site from 2001. The idea to construct a cogwheel railway to the Jungfrau summit was from Swiss industrialist Adolf Guyer-Zeller and in 1912, Europe had the highest altitude railway station opened. From Lauterbrunnen railway station(796m) to Jungfrau, en-route there are a few stopovers at Kleine scheidegg(2061m), Eigerwand(2865m) and Eismeer(3160m) where the trains halt for the visitors to have a panoramic view of the Bernese Alps.On top Jungfrau, there is a tour through the Alpine sensation, Ice palace and Sphinx observatory. There is an outlet of Lindt Swiss chocolate and few restaurants with interesting menus. Not to miss the immense fun you can have in the snow with skiing.