Interlaken, situated in between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, is a jumping off point for exploring the Bernese Oberland. We went to the Jungfrau region that has green mountain valleys, alpine lakes, rushing waterfalls, sparkling streams, brilliant wildflowers, villages with no cars, and a range of majestic snow-covered peaks. Trains and cog railways whisk you up the mountainsides, aerial cable cars carry you over dramatic panoramas, and there are miles of hiking trails to explore with kids. Top of Europe train ride – A “must do” with kids, ride the Jungfrau Railway (Jungfraubahn) up to the Jungfraujoch, a snowy ridge 11,320 ft (3453 meters) high, and the highest train station in Europe. An amazing ride, it starts from Kleine Scheidegg, winds up the mountainside, then goes underground inside the mountains, arriving at the station on the Jungfraujoch.
On the Jungfraujoch – Even in summer, when you step out of the train station, there’s snow on the ground, and it can be 35 degrees. Bring jackets and sweaters, and wear closed toed shoes. Also, wear sunglasses (lots of glare from the snow and ice).
Here are a few photos from our train ride to Jungfrau, Top of Europe