Top of Europe - Jungfraujoch
Top of Europe train ride - A "must do" with kids, ride the Jungfrau Railway (Jungfraubahn) up to the Jungfraujoch, a snowy ridge 11,320 ft (3453 meters) high, and the highest train station in Europe. An amazing ride, it starts from Kleine Scheidegg, winds up the mountainside, then goes underground inside the mountains, arriving at the station on the Jungfraujoch.
On the Jungfraujoch - Even in summer, when you step out of the train station, there's snow on the ground, and it can be 35 degrees. Bring jackets and sweaters, and wear closed toed shoes. Also, wear sunglasses (lots of glare from the snow and ice).
"Sphinx" observatory - Ride the elevator up to the indoor observation deck and outdoor walkways for boggling views of the huge Aletsch glacier, slowly making it's way south toward Italy.
Ice Palace - Kids will make a beeline for the Ice Palace, underground passages carved into the glacier and a "museum of ice" decorated with fantastic ice sculptures - huskies, eagles, penguins, seals, and more.
Snow fun park - It's a treat in July to rent "snow disks" or toboggans, and take a run down the snowy slopes.
Tip: To ride the Jungfrau Railway, from the Interlaken East train station, you can go via Grindelwald, or a different route through Lauterbrunnen and Wengen. Both routes arrive at Kleine Scheidegg, where you switch to the train that goes to the Jungfraujoch station.
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