White mountain peaks, Swiss tradition and soft adventure
The Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe is one of the most popular destinations in the world for South Koreans. To further strengthen brand recognition and at the same time establish the Jungfrau Region as a winter sports destination for South Korea, Jungfrau Railways is on location in the House of Switzerland as an exclusive tourism partner.
The Jungfrau Region showcases itself as a mountain world with eternally white peaks. The three peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are always within reach. Surrounded by two crystal clear lakes is Interlaken – the gateway to the Jungfrau. Whether traditional Swiss Alpine horn players or a fast and furious trip on the mountain carts, the mountain destination of the Jungfrau Region offers attractions to anyone hungry for adventure, with a passion for hiking or simply looking for somewhere peaceful to relax.
In winter, the Jungfrau Region offers over 150 kilometres of slopes and a diverse range of sledging and winter hiking routes. While freestylers can try out their jumps in the half-pipe in Grindelwald, skiers can test the route for the world-famous World Cup Lauberhorn downhill run towards Wengen.
Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe
A highlight of every trip to Switzerland is the journey to Europe's highest station, Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. The Jungfrau Railway is one of the most impressive achievements of mountain railway construction in the world. Since 1912, the cog railway has travelled from Kleine Scheidegg through a tunnel of over seven kilometres hewn from the rock, traversing the Eiger and Mönch mountains. After 1,400 metres, the Jungfrau Railway reaches its destination, the Jungfraujoch at 3,454 metres above sea level. The UNESCO designated this area as the first region in the Alps with the "UNESCO World Heritage Site" label in 2001.
Jungfraujoch reveals to visitors a world of ice and snow on 365 days of the year. The panorama is breathtaking, starting with the view across the Aletsch glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps at 22 km. On clear days, you can look across the Swiss border to Vosges in France and to Germany's Black Forest. The most popular attractions on Jungfraujoch include the Sphinx Observation Terrace, the Ice Palace, the Alpine Sensation (opened for the 100th anniversary), the Snow Fun Park, various restaurants and the highest Lindt chocolate experience shop in Europe, Swiss Chocolate Heaven, as well as the highest post office in Europe.
Grindelwald First – Top of Adventure
On the sunny side of Grindelwald, the 6-seater aerial gondola travels in only twenty minutes from the village centre to First, 2,168 metres above sea level. At the First mountain station is the spectacular peak attraction "First Cliff Walk by Tissot". The circular path leads to the west side of First peak and along the towering cliff face. It consists of a catwalk along the cliff, a unique suspension bridge and ascending catwalk with imposing lookout towards Eiger at a lofty height.
Grindelwald-First is an adventure hotspot. As a spectacular alternative to the aerial cable car descent, it offers non-stop adventure. The first stage from First-Schreckfeld involves the zip-line unique in Europe, the "First Flyer". Visitors who want to feel more wind in their hair have the option of flying from Schreckfeld to First and back in the claws of an eagle with the First Eagle Glider. Travel in the mountain cart along dirt roads from Schreckfeld to the Bort station. The last section up to Grindelwald involves a Trottibike. Fun and thrills are guaranteed.
For something more sedate, visitors can choose to hike. Notably, Bachalp Lake, considered a pearl of the mountain lakes, is a popular hiking destination. The area has more than 100 km of hiking paths, with an imposing panorama of the mountain region and the famous north face of the Eiger.
Harder Kulm – Top of Interlaken
At a height of 1,322 metres above sea level, Harder Kulm offers the best view of Interlaken, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The palatial restaurant and Zwei-Seen-Steg viewing platform invites you to linger. The evening trips are particularly popular, combined with an aperitif on the terrace or an evening meal at sunset.
The funicular has travelled to Harder – Top of Interlaken for over 100 years. The Harder Railway brings visitors hungry for amazing food and views to Interlaken's very own mountain in just ten minutes. The 735 metre long mountain trip leads mainly through the forest and negotiates an incline of 64%.
If there is snow on the mountains between Grindelwald and Wengen, then there is nothing to stop winter sports enthusiasts. Two mountain ranges and approximately 155 kilometres of perfectly prepared slopes: In the Grindelwald-First and Grindelwald-Wengen ski areas, winter sports visitors can go wild. The winter paradise by the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau offers skiers and snowboarders everything their hearts desire: Gentle slopes, steep slopes, ski cross, racing routes, freestyle park and a World Cup format half-pipe. The world-famous Lauberhorn World Cup downhill ski race, begins in the heart of the ski region and leads down for 4.2 kilometres to Wengen. The sky's the limit for winter sports visitors. After the World Cup race, the downhill run belongs entirely to visitors. Non-skiers also get their money's worth on the idyllic winter hiking paths and spectacular toboggan runs.