At just over 11,300 feet above sea level, Jungfraujoch is the highest train station in Europe. On a clear day, they say you can see across the Alps. On a foggy day (like my own), there’s a surreal, mystical quality to the area. If you go up, I suggest leaving the suffocating throngs (and I do mean throngs) of tourists behind and hiking the 45 minutes/one hour from the train station to the Mönchsjoch Hut. Barely anyone was doing this hike while I was up there and I was quickly enveloped in cool mist and quiet. (Plus, there are some major bragging rights when you do a hike at that altitude, short though it may be.)
A big thank you to the tourist office for the free ticket to the Top of Europe (Jungfraujoch).
All photos taken with my lovely little Lumix.
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