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Exploring Jungfrau and Interlaken in One Day

Ever dreamt of exploring Europe? Showing up from one Country to another using your Schengen Visa? Or seeing the Alps from your window seat flight? If your answer is yes, yes and yes! Yes exploring Jungfrau and Interlaken in just one day is not impossible.

My trip to the Southern part of Europe was brief and hectic however, the beauty and grandeur of this country are just wow. 

Why hectic? Coz we booked this trip in a travel agency and the day to day activities are packed and overwhelming. One thing that I liked about it was well organized. We were given ample time to explore places.

The first day started when we arrived at Zurich International Airport on a Friday afternoon, the sun was still up and the weather was cool. I describe it as sweater weather. 

A shuttle bus picked us up from the airport and drove us to an apple farm for dinner. While waiting, the farm owner toured us around the area and let us pick some apples.

After a sumptuous dinner, we headed to our hotel checked in and had a good night sleep for an early wake-up call the next day.

We were woken up early on our 2nd day. After a hefty breakfast from our hotel, we boarded the shuttle and drove through wherever our guide will take us.

The views are mesmerizing, especially it is still early in the morning.

The dew on the trees added a sparkling effect when the sun touches its leaves or branches. This is where the mountain kisses the clouds.

The bus ride took about an hour and 30 minutes including the mandatory photo ops. Upon our arrival in Lauterbrunnen, we took a train ride to Kleine Scheidegg. It was the last stop to Jungfraujoch (Tops of Europe).

We needed to transfer to a cogwheel train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch from here onwards you will have an elevated train ride in a tunnel until you reach two mini stopovers  Eismeer ( 3010m) and Eigerwand ( 2685m).

If there were few of you on the train then you can take a good photo from both stopovers if not then you can take more photos once you’re on top.

After a couple more minutes youโ€™ll arrive at the entrance of Jungfrau. It is located on top of Europe with an elevation of 3,571 meters or 11,782 feet above sea level. Being bored is not a problem.

We were blessed with good weather that day. With a clear blue sky, cool weather and slight sunlight though when the wind blows youโ€™d feel a bit chilly.

After a few minutes appreciating the view from the outside. We went in and enjoyed the inside.

The inside was spectacular. First stop was the Ice Palace, the only thing you will see is ice, ice and ice. The long, narrow hallway and the slippery floor were made of ice. With ice sculptures in every corner. 

As you walk through, you will be in Alpine Sensation, it’s a 250-meter long corridor between the Sphinx Hall and Ice Palace. It bears the memorabilia’s of the workers who made the Jungfraujoch railway possible.

As you exit, you will be in Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven. You know what to do…

We bought chocolates then headed out, enjoyed the view while waiting for our companions.

We spent almost 6 hours on top including the train rides.

I’m totally amazed by train rides here in Europe as it’s so magical. Feeling like your on a fairy tale movie especially in the winter season.

We pass by Staubbach Falls – one of the 72 waterfalls of the Lauterbrunnen Valley and is located right next to further water spectacles such as the Trรผmmelbach Falls, which are cut into the rock. ( source myswitzerland.com)

Our eyes were full of wonders as we go back to our shuttle yet the day is not yet finished.

Upon hopping into the bus, the guide handed us our pack lunch as we drive through our next stop.

I decided to take a nap as it will take an hour to reach Interlaken, however, you cannot resist the view on the way.

Our guide drops us in Interlaken and lets us alone explore the area. We strolled and explored around. The best thing to do here if you have enough time is to try Paragliding (did not try it as we were not informed ahead of time.. sorry). We just watch the paragliders descend from above.

After an hour or two, we meet our guide in Casino Kursaal which is behind the Grand Victoria Hotel. Located on the east side of the casino is Spycher restaurant where we will have an authentic Swiss dinner with Folklore Show.

There were singing, dancing, singing again with the locals. The language used is not recognizable as Switzerland has four national languages) yet it was fun and very entertaining. The whole show will take you on a journey to a Swiss Culture complete with yodelling and dancing. You might even get a chance to get on stage and blow an Alpine Horn.

The dinner was enough to complete our second day plus a bonus of overflowing red wine.

After hours of yodelling, we headed back to our hotel and prepare for the next day activity.

Ciao!

More of my Switzerland Trip here.

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  24 comments for “Exploring Jungfrau and Interlaken in One Day

  1. Jhanjoon
    October 11, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Fantastic content! No 1 fan. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • October 11, 2019 at 3:24 pm

      lols…

      • Jhanjoon
        October 11, 2019 at 3:26 pm

        ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. November 6, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Switzerland is so beautiful! I want to take the Jungfrau now, that looks like it was stunning.

    • November 6, 2019 at 11:46 am

      Yes It is… You will love it.๐Ÿ˜

  3. November 6, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Nice pictures. Switzerland is so scenic!

  4. November 6, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Nice, I would definitely love to have that mountain train ride!!!! So beautiful ! And chocolate haha

    • November 10, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      Yes the mountain train ride was cool and refreshing especially you could open the windows..๐Ÿ™ˆ

  5. November 6, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Zรผrich is only a one hour flight from where I live, but I never visited the country… Thank you for all these tips, I guess have to go visit the city soon!

    • November 10, 2019 at 1:22 pm

      Yes even the neighboring cities were awesome..

  6. November 6, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Lovely post. I’ve always wanted to go to Jungfrau but Switzerland is sooo expensive. Maybe when I win the lottery.

    • November 10, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      I was on a group tour when I visited Switzerland so it was a bit affordable than doing it Solo.

  7. November 6, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I love Switzerland. It’s such a great place to explore. What a fun itinerary you had!

    • November 10, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      Me too its one of the Countries Iโ€™d love to return to.. ๐Ÿ˜

  8. November 7, 2019 at 7:17 am

    I visited Switzerland last year and had a great time! It was interesting seeing some of the elements of our trip that were similar and different. I wish I could have gone on an apple farm!!

    • November 10, 2019 at 1:19 pm

      Our time in the apple farm was actually short but fun… ๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. January 25, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    What a day! Real complete article. Keep going!

  10. January 25, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    It’s been my dream destination in Switzerland so I hope to visit this year in the Spring or Summer. The little villages in that area are postcard perfect

  11. January 26, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Looks like there’s so much to do here! The view from the Sphinx Observatory is spectacular and I think my kids would love the ice palace. Personally, I’d go for a Lindt experience!

  12. January 26, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    sounds nice! and definitely want that cheese and lindt!

  13. January 26, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    It seems you had a lot of fun. Isn’t it very expensive?

  14. January 26, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Iโ€™ve never heard of Jungfrau or Interlaken before, but your blog post has definitely peaked my interest. The ice palace and Top of Europe passport looked so cool!

  15. January 27, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Interlaken was already on my Swiss bucket list, but youยดve just added there Jungfrau lol How cool is this Ice Palace! Iยดve only been to Basel, Zurich, Lecerne and Geneva! There are still so many places in Switzerland Iยดd like visit!

  16. February 2, 2020 at 7:40 am

    Incredible pictures and interesting account. Thanks for sharing. Switzerland is so beautiful!

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