Luxury Travel to Jungfraujoch and Interlaken
Jungfraujoch is a glacial pass found between the Jungfrau and Mönch mountains in the Bernese Alps. The heights themselves are visible from far away, displaying their awesome power with snowy peaks reaching high into the skies above.
It is best known for having the highest railway station in Europe, located at a dizzying 11,332ft. Enjoy panoramic views of the snowy Alps, green valleys, and the Great Aletsch Glacier. Here too can be found the Top of Europe building, containing several restaurants, exhibitions and an elevator to the Sphinx Observatory.
Indeed, the heavenly seat of the Sphinx Observatory is one of the world’s highest astronomical observatories. Tunnels lead out to secured hiking trails that wind across the surrounding slopes, passing safely along the crevasses in the glacier.
Close by is the city of Interlaken, a great place from which to base yourself for forays into the Swiss Alps. Interlaken boasts picturesque panoramas of the surrounding countryside and is flanked by the beautiful Thunersee and Brienzersee lakes.
When to go
Jungfraujoch is great year-round, the views particularly great during the sunnier summer and autumn months. Interlaken is best during the summer when the Thunersee and Brienzersee lakes are at their prettiest.
What to do
- Take a train ride to the highest railway station in Europe
- Visit the Sphinx Observatory, one of the world’s highest astronomical observatories
- Hike through beautiful alpine scenery
- Visit the Thunersee and Brienzersee lakes
Accommodation in Jungfraujoch and Interlaken
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Victoria JungfrauFounded in 1856, the Victoria Jungfrau Hotel boasts an illustrious history as one of the leading luxury hotels in the region. During the belle époque, celebrated writers, artists, intellectuals and royals flocked through its doors and there are plenty of glamorous touches from this beautiful era dotted around the property. Rooms and suites are beautifully furnished with large windows looking out over the town of Interlaken or the Bernese Alps. Some are decorated in a very classical style, while others are much more contemporary. Some of the larger suites feature private balconies from which you can sit and gaze out across the majestic Swiss countryside. Take your pick from one of the numerous culinary offerings at the Victoria Jungfrau. La Terrasse draws inspiration from the Mediterranean and southern France, and is a bright and elegant space reminiscent of an orangerie. Enjoy fine Italian cuisine at Quaranta Unoor or light bites and cocktails on the Victoria Terrace that looks out over Interlaken and Jungfrau. The spa at the Victoria Jungfrau is exquisite, a sanctuary where guests can totally unwind. A large indoor pool, sauna complex and set of steam baths mean you can escape into dreamlike bliss in an instant. The Spa Café also serves healthy pick-me-ups, like fruit juices and aromatic teas.