AboutLocated in the Bernese Alps, the Jungfrau is the highest mountain of the three peaks that are often seen as one group: Jungfrau and the Eiger. With an altitude of 4185 meters, the Jungfrau is the highest of the three. In between the Mönch and the Jungfrau, you can find the Jungfraujoch, a saddle reachable for tourists by the Jungfrau line, a scenic railway that connects Interlaken and Kleine Scheidegg, partially through a tunnel that goes through the Eiger and Mönch. The Jungfraujoch railway station on top of the saddle is at an elevation of 3454 meters, the highest in Europe. The Jungfrau was first succesfully climbed in 1811 by the brothers, Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer, as part of a team with Joseph Bortis and Alois Volken. It was the first Swiss 4000-meter peak succesfully climbed. They used the route via the Jungfraufirn and the Rottalsattel.
Accommodations in the region of the JungfrauPartially because of these famous peaks, including the Jungfrau and the notorious Eiger, this region is well-known as a wintersport destination. The villages of Grindelwald and Wengen attract travelers from all over the world to its snowy slopes in winter and its hiking trails in summer. If you are looking for fine hotel, these are worth checking out: Hotel Stechelberg visiting in one of the most beautiful place in Alps, this hotel is one of the best choice to stay in. It is a family friendly, cozy and well maintained hotel. The hotel is a family business and is endangered in the 3 generation. Hotel Staubbach offers simple, homey accommodation in one of the most beautiful valleys in the Swiss Alps. lly, Amy, Craig from California, Corinne from Switzerland are looking forward to welcoming you and hope to help make your stay in the Bernese Oberland a memorable one. Sportchalet Mürren If you are looking for a place where you can find peace and quite, you love flora and fauna and are looking for the original Bernese Oberland with its rustic character, then you can’t go wrong with the Sportchalet in Mürren is perfect for you.
Grindelwald Photo by Vins 64Grindelwald is a village in the canton Bern located at the base of the Jungfrau. From the village center, one can take a train via Kleine Scheidegg to the railway station Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe. Not only is it a popular base for hikers, but climbers who have set their mind on the notorious Eiger North Face start their quest here as well. Grindelwald has several types of accommodations. Besides hotels, there is the option to spend your nights at one of the three campsites: camping Eigernordwand, camping Gletscherdorf or camping Holdrio.
Village of Wengen. Photo by Marcel Van Den BergeThe village of Wengen is located in the canton Bern, close to the border of Wallis. There are several hotels in the village and even a youth hostel. A train leading from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen continues its journey to Kleine Scheidegg. Here you can change trains that lead to Jungfraujoch. The traffic-free village center withits traditional charming wooden chalets make for a perfect holiday setting.
Mönchsjoch hutThe Mönchsjoch hut is one of the highest mountain huts owned by the Swiss Alpine club. It is located at an elevation of 3658 meters, and is often used for ascents of Jungfrau and Mönch. However, despite the altitude, the mountain hut is easily reachable due to the Jungfrau railway. From the highest station, a secured piste over the crevassed glacier makes it possible for hikers to reach. From the hut, one can view the Aletsch glacier, the largest in the Alps.
Konkordia HutThe Konkordia Hut is a mountain refuge in the canton of Valais, situated above Konkordiaplatz, where several glaciers meet in the Aletsch glacier system. It is located about 2850 meters above sea level and its remote location makes it a long way from villages. The shortest way to reach the cabin is via the Jungfraujoch railway station (4 hours).
Hiking in the Jungfrau regionWith peaks like the Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch, hikers cannot wish for a better setting for their hiking holiday. The charming villages of the Berner Oberland are a great starting point for day hikes or mult-day routes in the Jungfrau region.
Hike to Konkordia HutFew mountain huts are more remote than the Konkordia. It is located above the Aletsch glacier system where several glaciers meet, about 150 meters above the ice. The route from the Jungfrau railway station is the shortest and therefore the most popular. However, all access routes to the hut are over glaciated terrain, so an experience of crossing it is necessary. Hiring a guide is anoption.
Eiger trail, Photo by Matthew SmithThe Eiger trail is a moderate mountain hike at the base of the notorious North Face. It’s a 2-to-3 hour hike leading from the Eigergletscher station (Jungfrau railway) to Alpiglen at 1615 meters or Grindelwald. It is well-marked and offers spectacular views of the north face. With binoculars, it’s even possible to see some daredevils climbing the face.