Jungfrau

Jungfrau

The Jungfrau is one of the most famous mountains of the Swiss Alps.

In 1811 the mountain peak was reached for the first time; two brothers and two local hunters successfully reach the top after a long journey. Later many people tried again but not everybody was able to successfully complete the challenge. Only in 1865 a direct route to the top of the Jungfrau was open.

The area became a World Heritage Site in 2001.

The Jungfrau is part of an incredible 10km wall formed by the proximity of some of the biggest Alps Mountains. Here is located the vaster glaciated area of Europe.

When at the beginning of the 20th century the Jungfrau Railway was built the mountain quickly became one of the most visited in the Alps. The Jungfrau stop is located at almost 3.500 m: it is the highest in Europe.

This incredible railway was built thanks to Adolf Guyer-Zeller, a rich Swiss entrepreneur. It took 16 years to excavate the tunnels and the original project of an elevator that could reach the top of the mountain was abandoned due to the beginning of the First World War.

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