on October 8, 2000
Taking a train up the Jungfrau (young lady) to the highest train station in Europe is heavily hyped starting in Interlaken, but think twice.
If you have plenty of money to burn and have never been on a glacier field, this popular tourist destination is for you. A round-trip from Interlaken to the Jungfraujoch costs about $96, although their early bird special only costs $72. You will be transported by train to Grindelwald and then by cable-car to Kleine Scheidegg and finally by another train to the Jungfraujoch. It is 3454m (10, 708 ft) above sea level. The views are incredible if you have good weather. It is said you can see into France and Italy on a clear day. It takes about 2 hours to get to the top and you should spend 3 hours exploring the ice caves and the snowfield. I believe the early bird ticket requires you to leave by a certain time.
If you have money and good weather, go to the Jungfraujoch for a look at Europe you won't get anywhere else. However, don't make that the center of your trip because the weather may deter you anyway.
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