This network of mountain trains offer wonderful views across the Jungfrau region
The historic railways of the Jungfrau mountains are an absolute joy.
The network of narrow-gauge railways, cogwheel trains, aerial cable cars and funiculars offer the chance to discover idyllic villages and stunning mountain scenery. Explore this beautiful region from Mürren and the Schilthorn-Piz Gloria, right across to Männlichen, Kleine Scheidegg and Grindelwald. Visitors can also travel to the panoramic plateau at Schynige Platte, the lush Lauterbrunnen Valley and of course, the incomparable Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe at 3,571m.
Wherever you visit and whichever town or village you choose to stay in, you will find a beautiful region like no other - and all connected by the efficient little railways.
Exploring with the Jungfrau Travel Pass
If you are planning to head out and explore this beautiful region on most days of your holiday, we recommend the Jungfrau Travel Pass as an excellent way to keep more spending money in your pocket.
Suggested two and multi centre holidaysHolidays can be enjoyed in reverse order and extended
Our suggested itineraries can be changed to fit your own requirements with higher grade hotels, upgraded rooms and additional centres. Other combinations are also available. Call us on 0800 619 1200.
5 days Lucerne and Interlaken A wonderful introduction to Switzerland including a scenic rail journey and a choice of lakes and mountains excursions.
12 days Ascona, Weggis and Wengen Small is beautiful on this holiday which takes in three of Switzerland’s outstanding lakes and mountain destinations.
Lucerne, Bern and Interlaken Holiday suggestion can be tailor made
The Jungfrau Railway
This pioneering masterpiece came into service in 1912 and climbs 1400 metres. The cogwheel railway takes passengers from Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, which at 3,454m is Europe’s highest-altitude railway station. The train stops for five minutes at Eigerwand and Eismeer, where passengers can marvel at the fascinating mountain world through panorama windows. New rolling stock has cut the journey time by 30 minutes and means trains can depart twice an hour.
Bernese Oberland Railway
This railway connects Interlaken with Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Two trains are coupled together to travel to Zweilütschinen, where they are separated, with one heading for Grindelwald, the other to Lauterbrunnen. Whichever branch you choose, you will be rewarded with lovely views of the scenic Swiss countryside! This historic railway began operating 1890 and was electrified in 1914.
Linking the resorts of Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald with Kleine Scheidegg at 2,061m, this is the longest continuous cogwheel railway in the world. The busiest section is Lauterbrunnen-Wengen, which transports goods as well as visitors enjoying the scenery to the car-free resort of Wengen. Modern panorama carriages are used on the Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg section in order to maximise the scenic views.
Lauterbrunnen-Mürren rail & cableway
This journey links Lauterbrunnen with pretty Mürren. An aerial cableway travels from Lauterbrunnen to the Grütschalp summit station - be sure to look down for views of this scenic region. At Grütschalp, passengers change to the historic narrow-gauge railway to reach the village of Mürren, which is a perfect spot for lunch and walking.
Schynige Platte Railway
Tavelling from Wilderswil, the 7.3km cogwheel section climbs a height difference of 1,420 metres to Schynige Platte. The variety of natural beauty en route is impressive: forests, alpine pastures and marvellous views of Lakes Thun and Brienz. Passengers are also treated to uninterrupted views of the snow-clad trio, the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau.
The funicular was completed in 1908 and has been transporting visitors between Interlaken and Harder Kulm ever since. It climbs 755 metres in just eight minutes and offers views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, the mountain valleys and the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The views from the top are even more beautiful - a must do while in Interlaken.
First aerial cableway
The cableway features six-seater gondolas travelling from Grindelwald up to the First mountain via Bort and Schreckfeld. Up to 1200 passengers can be transported per hour, with a travelling time of around 25 minutes. A journey with fantastic views which comes highly recommended.