Jungfrauhoch – Switzerland
Jungfrauhoch is a ‘saddle’ between the Monch and Jungrau peaks … nearby is also the Eiger. They make an impressive view … that you’ll see in later posts. :) On the morning that we decided to head up to the top, we miscalculated somewhat b/c of the ‘low season’ schedules. Apparently the trians started late, stopped early, and ran infrequently. Oops. But it was a now or never sort of a situation – so we grabbed a schedule, and worked on deciphering the map.
We had to change trains several times on the way up – but it was pretty easy to figure out since there was almost always only one option. And it was fun to step off the train, see a new view and take some more pictures of another picturesque alpine town.
It was actually pretty freezing cold, and predictably colder as we went higher up. But the trains were heated, so that was pretty nice.
The views of the houses with trees and dusting of snow on the hilltops were my absolute favorites. Could this be more adorable?
When we got to the very top, there was a whole complex with amazing views in every direction, and some entertainment too. We wandered through the ice house (the floor was so cold i could feel it right through my boots!), and we sat for a warm lunch with a glacier view.
Heading to the top of Jungfrauhoch was definitely worth the rigamarole – it was a beautiful trip up!