At the top
When you reach the top you can definitely feel the change in altitude. You will join a plethora of tourist groups and it may seem a little chaotic but everything is labelled to make your way around easily to all the attractions included in your ticket. Here are the highlights of where to play;
The best view of the glacier valley is the weather station platform. You can see at 360 degree panorama view of the mountains here and it is jaw droppingly beautiful! You will come face to face with the edge of the Eiger and you can get some amazing photos to boot. Watch out for the birds which fly about, they like to pose for you!
One of my favourite places to go was the winter games. Here, you can get involved in all sorts of snow related fun. You can ski, sled and even zip line over the Jungraujoch glacier. I decided to take part in the zip lining. As I made my way up to the platform I could feel my legs shaking! It was pretty scary but so much fun! Prices are 20 francs a go!
If you’re feeling energetic and have a good pair of shoes on, you can make your way to the Mönchsjochhütte over the ice. It’s a long way and will take about an hour, but you get some outstanding views of the mountains as you walk. When you arrive there is a small restaurant to warm your toes in and sip on a hot drink or grab a bite to eat.
Little dreams of Switzerland
A relatively recent feature of the Jungfraujoch is the Alpine sensation exhibition. The walls are peppered with glowing edelweiss and it showcases some charming sculptures and an impressive animated snow globe. You can also see some history of the hikers who first succeeded in climbing the mountain too!
The Ice Palace
Another attraction included in your ticket is that you can surround yourself by walls and sculptures of ice – it’s a magical place but extremely cold. There isn’t any type of slip proof mat so make sure you’ve got good balance – not like me, I nearly slipped a dozen times !
The Flag point
If you needed another excuse to get out into the snow again, there’s a second snowy platform that comes with a patriotic flag of Switzerland. Here, you get a view of the Eiger and glacial valley from a different perspective. It is a tad slippy so make sure you’ve got good shoes on to prepare for the ice.