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Berner Oberland, Switzerland Day 1

sunny 70 °F

Woke up early and after breakfast made our way to the bus station that took us to the gondola cable car to Mannlichen, a 30 minute ride with spectacular views. From there we hiked about 1 1/2 hours to the Kleine Scheidegg station. It was a beautiful, warm sunny day with views of the Jungfrau.



Jason with one of the friendly cows grazing in the high alps.

The Jungfrau cog-wheel railway which makes the journey through the tunnel and up the steep climb to the Jungfraujoch - the Top of Europe, at 3454 meters, Europe’s highest altitude railway station.

The train journey to the Jungfraujoch through the rock tunnel of the Eiger and Mönch offers views of the Eiger north wall and surrounding glacier from two intermediate stations, the Eigerwand and Eismeer.


Jason at the high-Alpine ice and snow viewing platform at the Jungfraujoch.


We then took the train to the Lauterbrunnen Valley and had some pizza and beers before taking the train back to Grindelwald.

Posted by lcostet 13:19 Archived in Switzerland Tagged switzerland alps grindelwald berner oberland

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