Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Travel

Fascinating POV footage takes you on a ride on Europe's highest railway to 11,000ft above sea level

A new video shows the route of Europe's highest railway, the Jungfrau Railway (pictured) in the Swiss Bernese Alps

Sit back and enjoy a ride on Europe’s highest railway thanks to a breathtaking POV video.

The footage was filmed with a camera attached to the front of a Jungfrau Railway cog railway in the Swiss Bernese Alps and shows the exhilarating climb from Kleine Scheidegg station to the Jungfraujoch, which sits at 3,454 m (11,332 ft) above sea level in Europe highest station.

A long section of the nine-kilometer (5.8-mile) line tunnels through the north face of the Eiger, with the Jungfraujoch station buried beneath the Jungfrau and Mönch peaks.

A new video shows the route of Europe's highest railway, the Jungfrau Railway (pictured) in the Swiss Bernese Alps

A new video shows the route of Europe’s highest railway, the Jungfrau Railway (pictured) in the Swiss Bernese Alps

The video was filmed with a camera attached to the front of a Jungfrau Railway cog railway.  It starts with the train stopping at Kleine Scheidegg station (above)

The video was filmed with a camera attached to the front of a Jungfrau Railway cog railway. It starts with the train stopping at Kleine Scheidegg station (above)

A long stretch of the line tunnels through the north face of the Eiger (above)

A long stretch of the line tunnels through the north face of the Eiger (above)

The video begins with the train standing at Kleine Scheidegg station, which is 2,061 m (6,762 ft) above sea level.

This is Europe’s highest railway junction.

Many passengers arrive on trains from the villages of Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen to experience the Jungfrau Railway as it winds its way up between dramatic peaks, You’ll pass through a tunnel before arriving at the Eigergletscher train station – where the railway’s workshop is located – the last stop before the train enters the Jungfrau Tunnel.

The footage shows the train winding its way through the snow-capped mountains

The footage shows the train winding its way through the snow-capped mountains

At the top is the Eigergletscher train station, the terminus of the train before entering the Jungfrau Tunnel

At the top is the Eigergletscher train station, the terminus of the train before entering the Jungfrau Tunnel

Pictured above is the entrance to the Jungfrau Tunnel

Pictured above is the entrance to the Jungfrau Tunnel

Once the railway signals turn green, the train continues through snowy terrain before entering the darkness of the tunnel, where it passes the Eigerwand station, which has been closed to the public since 2016.

The video then shows the train stopping at Eismeer Station, where passengers disembark to enjoy the view of the Ischmeer Glacier from viewing windows built into the mountain face.

ALSO READ:  American who moved to London reveals what surprised her most about the UK mindset

Eventually, the footage fades out as swarms of travelers exit the train after it arrives at the Jungfraujoch.

Most of these passengers board the high-speed elevator that takes them to the “Sphinx” observatory on the rocky peak above the station, where you’ll find indoor and outdoor viewing platforms.

The video shows the train stopping at Eismeer station (above), where passengers disembark and enjoy the view from the viewing windows built into the mountain face

The video shows the train stopping at Eismeer station (above), where passengers disembark and enjoy the view from the viewing windows built into the mountain face

The image fades out at the Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station, where swarms of travelers disembark

The image fades out at the Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station, where swarms of travelers disembark

From the train station you can also hike through a tunnel to the “Top of Europe” building complex with a view of the Aletsch Glacier.

At the Top of Europe there is a Lindt chocolate shop for those with a sweet tooth, or for something more hearty visitors can head to Restaurant Crystal for ‘authentic Swiss’ cuisine.

Before returning to Jungfraujoch, visitors can explore the complex’s “Ice Palace” — a series of ice-covered walkways featuring ice sculptures of creatures like eagles, penguins, and bears. “Mountain guides laid out the corridors and halls in the 1930s with pickaxes and saws,” says the railway’s website.

From the Jungfraujoch station, passengers can take a high-speed lift to the viewing platforms on the “Sphinx” viewing platform (pictured) above them

From the Jungfraujoch station, passengers can take a high-speed lift to the viewing platforms on the “Sphinx” viewing platform (pictured) above them

Construction of the electrified railroad began in 1896 and finally opened to the public in 1912.

The journey takes about 30 minutes, with the route operating 365 days a year and attracting thousands of visitors annually. Tripadvisor user RVJ10, who traveled by train this March, wrote: “Wow what an experience – it’s spectacular and the views [are] stunning.’

A return ticket from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch costs around £92. For more information visit www.jungfrau.ch.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

TV

James Argent shared a passionate kiss with his movie star girlfriend Stella Turian as the duo stepped out in Marbella on Saturday. The former...

US

A Canadian high school has suggested it would be illegal to criticize and stop a trans teacher from wearing giant prosthetic breasts in class....

Australia

A harrowing video of the moment a young woman was hit by a roller coaster and left with horrific injuries has been shared online...

Australia

The 19-year-old heir to the seafood empire is on trial for multiple child abuse and exploitation charges Marcus Cappo, 19, faced multiple charges in...