An early start. Caught the 8am train from Zurich to Interlaken via Bern. From there I got a train to Lauterbrunnen, then from there to Kleine Scheidegg and finally one from there to Jungfraujoch – the highest railway station in Europe, apparently. I arrived at 12:30. The last part of the railway journey was a 45 minute tunnel ride through solid rock of the Eiger mountain. They stop the train for 5 minutes at two different viewing places and everyone gets off, snaps lots of photos and jumps back on.
They have a 100m lift which takes you up to a viewing platform. Travels at 6.3m/s – pretty speedy. There is also a place you can walk out onto the snow and ice. They also have a tunnel through the ice which was amazing. I have been in similar ones at the Matterhorn and at Mount Titlis, but this was unusual because even the floor was solid ice – they hadn’t put any rubber mats down, so you had to walk very slowly. They had some amazing ice carvings. I am not sure that the photos do justice to them. And then they have restaurants and shops. It’s a little bit commercial up there, but the views on the way and once up there were amazing. Again, I don’t think the photos do justice to it.
The journey back was the same in reverse. I had to change trains in Bern and almost got on a slow train from there to Zurich. Just noticed my mistake in time. A long tiring day, but a good one.