Jungfrau

Hiking in the Jungfrau region

One way to escape the crowds in Interlaken, the Jungfrau gateway is to set out on foot, following in the footsteps of those celebrated Victorian alpinists.

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Exploring Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region

There are a lot of eggs in Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region. Studying a map of the Bernese Oberland I immediately spot Grosse Scheidegg, Brandegg and Winteregg in the mountains above Interlaken.

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Climbing the Eiger by train

The Eiger’s north face was looking particularly sinister today as I peeked out at it from the window of the Jungfrau Wengernalp, the world’s longest cogwheel railway, as it climbed closer, the peak invisible, surrounded by cloud cover. Climbing the Eiger by train was in my view infinitely more healthy than attempting it on foot, after all, there is a pretty lengthy list of climbers who tried and never made it back alive.

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