Winter sports in a charming alpine landscape
The ski region of the Jungfrau region is cozy and varied. In the three ski areas Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen and Wengen, which make up the Jungfrau region, various winter sports are offered: cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ice skating, winter hiking, curling, "Velogemel". In addition to the downhill pistes, there are also 34 km of cross-country ski routes at the Jungfrau. Sledding fans have 95 km of well-groomed and prepared pistes. With a length of 15 km, over a height difference of 1646 m, the "Big Pintenfritz" piste is one of the longest sledges in the world. Nocturnal tobogganing is possible on the "Eiger Run" track, a 3 km long circuit with unbridled downhill fun on wide routes and in exciting curves, between the towns of Alpiglen and Brandegg.
Freestylers and snowboarders find prices that meet their expenses in the two snowparks "Fun Park Im Rad" in Mürren and "White Elements Snowpark" in Grindelwald-First. The program includes: kickers, slides, boxes and half-pipes. The Snowpark White Elements even offers 25 m kickers. 250 km of routes are reserved for ski hikers. There are 20 km of snowshoe hikers spread over 10 routes. The "Swiss Alps Jungfrau Aletsch" region has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Safe and intact nature as far as the eye can see, the hikers meet on their way through the Jungfrau region.
One of the main attractions on the ski pistes of the Jungfrau region is the Velogemel. This wooden or metal device resembles a bicycle with skids instead of wheels. Previously used by the inhabitants of the region as a practical and fast means of transport over the snow, the Velogemel today serves entirely winter sports. In February, Grindelwald even holds a World Championships in Velogemel, where everyone is allowed to participate.
With James Bond on the alpine peaks
In addition to Matterhorn and Eiger, the Jungfrau is one of the most famous mountains in Switzerland. It is one of the few mountain peaks in the Alps that is accessible to everyone. You do not have to be an accomplished mountaineer to climb the summit. A cog railway takes visitors from Kleine-Scheidegg station to the Jungfraujoch at 3454 m, through a tunnel that runs through the Eiger. On the intermediate stations of the route, the Arctic Ocean and the Eigerwand the train stops for a while, so that everyone can enjoy the magnificent Alpine panorama.
Surrounded by the famous peaks of the Eiger (3970 m), the Jungfrau (1458 m) and the Mönchs (4107 m), the Jungfraujoch offers a unique panoramic view over the Bernese Alps and the surrounding mountain lakes. This level of ice and rocks has the highest train station in the world, the Top of Europe. From this vantage point you can see over 200 Alpine peaks, including numerous glaciers and four-thousand-meter peaks.
On the legendary Schilthorn, below the Jungfraujoch, is the Piz Gloria, the world's first rotating panorama restaurant. With its large panorama windows, the building, which also featured in the James Bond movie "In Her Majesty's Secret Service", revolves around 360 ° and offers a magnificent view of the neighboring peaks. In addition to the magnificent view, visitors can also find numerous pictures and information material about the famous film, as well as culinary delights à la James Bond.