Today we took the cog wheel train up to the Jungfraujoch at the top of Europe. Actually we took two trains each way. We started at Lauterbrunnen and took a train to the mid level station where we changed to another going to the top. I had a seat right at the back which gave interesting views of the track. On the return we changed at mid level for a train to Grindelwald where we are staying. At 4158 metres, the Jungfrau is higher than the Matterhorn. However, its viewing location is 300 metres lower and there are many more activities for people to enjoy besides skiing. The mountain attracts many international tour groups. It has several restaurants and two outdoor viewing areas, at one of which children were enjoying toboggan rides. There is an international research station in the facility and a photo has a description of some of their distinguished work. In one area, the entire structure is covered with ice giving it the name Ice Palace. It contains a few ice sculptures. Of course you come for the scenery and it is spectacular.
At Lauterbrunnen we saw a pretty waterfall created by spring run off.
Grindelwald is a pretty village and seems much smaller than Zermatt or St. Moritz.
Tomorrow we return to Zurich where we began and tour ends there. This will be my last post. This is a wonderful tour of Switzerland. It went at an easy pace. I don’t normally identify tour companies but I toured with Insight Vacations and the tour name is Country Roads of Switzerland.