03 December 2009

Jungfrau: top of Europe

The major highlight of our Switzerland trip was the visit to the top of Europe i.e. Jungfrau. It was amazing to witness how the place has been developed for tourism purpose. Definitely a must visit place for people traveling in Switzerland. The place out of our to-visit list because of indecently high ticket price. But the improper navigation system of rented car turned out to be blessing in disguise, we gave our car a rest and decided to utilize the day effectively by traveling Jungfraubahn.

Lauterbrunnen Train Station: the place from where we started our train ride on Jungfraubahn to top of Europe. Tickets could be bought at the station itself. The total price including entry to the top was 111 EUR/head

Cogwheel Railway: A special mechanism for the trains traveling on an incline > 15 degree.

At Kleine Scheidegg: here we had to change from Non-AC train to AC train for continuing our uphill journey.

Mt. Schreckhorn: as seen from Eismeer viewpoint, one of the stations at which Jungfraubahn halts for 10 minutes while ascending.

At Ice palace: very rare group photo, thanks to a family from Chennai.

Plateau: Place to experience sub zero temperature and slipperiness of the snow.

Bollywood restaurant closed for off season. Scheduled to re-open in April 2010.

Observatory at Sphinx.

Photo spot at Sphinx: Top of Europe at 11,782 feet.

Goodbye sign in six languages German, French, English, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

More information at Wikipedia: Jungfraubahn.

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