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Jungfrau Region - Switzerland's most outstanding beauty spot?

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An August 2003 trip to Jungfrau Region by Invicta73

Lauterbrunnen Valley/UNESCO Trail Photo, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland More Photos
Quote: No stay in Switzerland would be truly complete without experiencing its famously stunning mountains. Therefore, faced with the prospect of spending a lot of time in the country, I felt that visiting the Jungfrau region really was an essential thing to do.

Jungfrau Region - Switzerland's most outstanding beauty spot?

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Overview

Jungfrau Region - Mountain View Photo, Jungfrau Region, Switzerland
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The reason for the area's immense popularity, and its undisputed highlight, is its undeniably gorgeous scenery. The Alps are without any doubt one of the most astounding sights in Europe, and I feel that the Jungfrau region is one of the very finest parts of the entire range. For anyone who is, like myself, not a serious climber or hiker, there is surely no better place to see the wonderful landscapes than the Jungfraujoch. Surrounded by three extremely tall peaks and a huge glacier, it is a thoroughly amazing place that also happens to be much easier to reach than might reasonably be expected.Quick Tips: It is w...Read More

Hotel Staubbach

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Hotel

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Unsurprisingly, given the immense popularity of the Jungfrau region, there is a wide range of accommodation options to choose from, both in Interlaken and the small villages that are closer to the big attractions. Hoping for somewhere that was affordable and conveniently located, I picked Lauterbrunnen's Hotel Staubbach, which not only easily met both of my criteria, but also proved to be so very pleasant that it is hard to imagine that there are many better alternatives in the area. The establishment is located in a large and quite nice late 19th century building close to the southern edge of the settlement. Despite being a relatively low price accommodation option, it has a refreshing...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 5, 2004

Hotel Staubbach
3822 Lauterbrunnen
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland 3822
+41 (33) 855 54 54

Lauterbrunnen Valley/UNESCO Trail

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Attraction | "Lauterbrunnen"

Lauterbrunnen Valley/UNESCO Trail Photo, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
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When Hemingway said that Switzerland is, "Much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture", he actually neatly summarised what many people hope to encounter when visiting the country. The words of the great writer and traveller also perfectly describe Lauterbrunnen, which is not only an excellent base for explorations of the Jungfrau region, but additionally has a wonderful setting and atmosphere that together proved to be a superb antidote to my everyday life in a big city. Admittedly, there is little in the way of actual sights in the village, except for a charming little church and a small museum that...Read More

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Lauterbrunnen Valley/UNESCO Trail

Interlaken, Bern, Switzerland

Jungfraujoch

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Attraction

Jungfraujoch Photo, Jungfrau Region, Switzerland
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Even though the Jungfraujoch is not as high as Mont Blanc or as instantly recognisable as the Matterhorn, it is still undeniably and justifiably a major attraction. In fact, seeing the truly astonishing place was my main motivation for visiting the region, and also proved to be an experience that I shall never forget. The UNESCO World Heritage Site offers lots of dramatic scenery that should surpass all but the greatest of expectations, but aside from the beautiful vistas, the primary reason that it is so notable is the amazing level of accessibility. Switzerland's engineers, who seemingly cannot resist the challenges that their nation is full of, excelled themselves during the early 20...Read More

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Jungfraujoch
Top of a mountain
Jungfrau Region, Switzerland

Enjoying Swiss National Day in the Alps

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Story/Tip

Jungfrau Region - Alphorns Photo, Jungfrau Region, Switzerland
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Quite accidentally and somewhat foolishly, I managed to start the trip to the Jungfrau region by travelling there on Swiss National Day. Therefore, it was actually just good luck that any of the festivities were encountered at all. As the name perhaps suggests, it is a celebration of the history and culture of Switzerland, and is one of the most important annual public holidays in the country's calendar. Although not as romantic as the myth of William Tell fighting Hapsburg injustices, the commemorated pledge of mutual assistance taken by men from the three original cantons at the Rütli meadow over 700 years ago actually proved to be in effect the defining moment in the creation of the modern ...Read More