After having a great experience at Jungfraujoch, I still ( after more than a month of my visit) have a hang over of the same. Given a chance, I might visit the place again to have another experience. The whole journey to Jungfraujoch, the whole experience there and the concept of the place, technology , everything has left a strong mark in my mind. The experience there is unparalleled. I must say that this place is a must visit and  enjoyed for atleast once in a lifetime. There were certain interesting facts about Jungfraujoch and are a must know for my readers I believe. So, here we go!

11 interesting facts about Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

  1. Jungfrau Railway has its own fire brigade on the Top of Europe
  2. Jungfrau Railway has generated electricity with trains travelling downhill since 1912
  3. It has its own hydroelectric power station
  4. the name Jungfrau comes from the former convent in Interlaken and its alp beneath the Jungfrau mountain
  5. every week a railway employee checks the 9.2 km long track between the Jungfraujoch and the Kleine Scheidegg on foot
  6. you can see Europe’s longest glacier (Aletsch Glacier, 22km) from the Jungfraujoch
  7. every year over 71 different nationalities visit Jungfraujoch
  8. average temperature on Jungfraujoch is -7.9° C (minus)
  9. the Jungfraujoch has the highest altitude post box in Switzerland, the highest altitude chocolate shop in Europe and the highest altitude watch shop in the world
  10. the Jungfraujoch – Tope of Europe is open every day
  11. a tennis, a football, a cricket, a boxing and a basket ball match as well as a 100 metres race have all been held on the Jungfraujoch

(Source of interesting facts- Jungfrau Railway Passport)

I was amazed to read these interesting facts about Jungfraujoch and now can relate to them.

Indeed the thought process, strategies and efforts have resulted in a great sightseeing destination, Jungfraujoch. Highly recommended.

Nidhi KM