Jungfrau Railway

The Jungfrau Railway - A Pioneering Work

The Jungfrau Railway, a pioneering masterpiece among mountain railways, went into service in 1912. The cogwheel railway takes passengers from Kleine Scheidegg
to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, which at 3,454 metres is Europe’s highest-altitude railway station in a world of rock, ice and snow. The journey to Europe's highest railway station. Seven of the nine kilometres of railway are in a tunnel hewn in the rock of the Eiger and Mönch. The train stops for five minutes at each of two intermediate stations, the Eigerwand (Eiger Wall) and Eismeer (Sea of Ice), where passengers can marvel at the fascinating mountain world through panorama windows. The Jungfrau Railway climbs a height difference of 1400 metres in around 50 minutes.

Railway Sections

Kleine Scheidegg
Nordwand (North Face)
Eismeer (Sea of Ice)


Completed in 1912
Length of section 9.34 km
Gauge 1000mm
Maximum gradient 250%
1125 V rotary current

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