You’ve undoubtedly seen the photos. You may have even been to this most famous mountain itself. You may have even taken the iconic train ride to the top, but what else do you know about the Jungfraujoch? Do you know how it operates? How does it operate in an extreme blizzard? What is there in addition to Blofeld’s lair?
Well, it won’t be a surprise to know that there is a small army of people behind the operations of this legend. Some of the staff even live there full-time. And, surprisingly, despite its exclusivity and sheer allure, it’s still part of an everyday Swiss railway.
Jungfraujoch, often referred to as the “Top of Europe,” is a popular tourist destination in Switzerland. It is a high-altitude mountain pass located in the Bernese Alps, between the Jungfrau and Mönch mountains. Jungfraujoch is situated at an elevation of 3,466 meters (11,371 feet) above sea level, making it one of the highest railway stations in Europe. The journey to Jungfraujoch involves taking the Jungfrau Railway, an engineering marvel, which ascends through the mountains and tunnels to reach the top.
Once you arrive at the top, At Jungfraujoch, you’ll find the Ice Palace, an underground ice cave where visitors can explore beautiful ice sculptures and tunnels carved into the glacier. And Apart from being a tourist attraction, Jungfraujoch is home to the Sphinx Observatory, a high-altitude research station. Scientists and researchers from various fields, including meteorology and climate studies, use this facility to conduct experiments and gather data.
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