From Grindelwald you travel by train on the Wengernalp Railway to Kleine Scheidegg beneath the Jungfraujoch with a view of the Eiger Noth Face. From here, you switch to the cog wheel train that will take you the rest of the way on your journey to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe. It took nineteen years (1893-1912) to build the train that travels through the Eiger and the Mönch. There are two viewing stops along the way where you can see the glacier fields.
The Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe is the the highest railway station in Europe and is located 3,454 meters above sea level. Upon arrival, there is a tour route that you can follow to view the glaciers and the spectacular mountain views on viewing platforms. The ice palace is a fun diversion and they have the requisite Swiss watch stores and several restaurant options.
The tickets are quite expensive - 170 francs per person for this round trip ticket. To save a bit of money, consider purchasing a “Good Morning” ticket (depart Grindelwald at 7:30 or 7:55 AM) or a “Good Afternoon” ticket (depart after 3:30 PM) for just 135 francs per person. During the busy season it is best to purchase your tickets in advance, but check the weather forecast first!
If you love to hike, you can hike up or down the Eiger Trail from any of the stations. It is a steep climb, and the cows and their bells will be with you for company! Weather changes quickly here so be prepared.
Truly an exceptional experience at the Top of Europe!