Best route to Jungfraujoch & taking luggage?

Best route to Jungfraujoch & taking luggage?

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aaltmann
aaltmann
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Mar 9, 2018 - 10:11 PM

Hello,

We would like to visit the Jungfrau while on a short trip to Switzerland. Was thinking we could start in Grindelwald to Jungfrau but come down the other way and stay in Wengen and then onto Interlaken or Lucerne in next day or so.

A couple of questions...Can you easily take luggage on the train to Jungfrau? Can you buy a train ticket that allows you to do this route? If this is not possible, which route up is more interesting?

Any info or advice would be most welcome.

Thank you very much!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 9, 2018 - 10:34 PM in reply to aaltmann

Hello aaltmann,

Carrying luggage around on the Jungfraujoch route would be a bit of a pain.

I’d say leave it at Interlaken Ost station but you have not revealed where this excursion fits within your overall travel plan.

Yes you can buy a ticket for that route using the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) or at a train station.

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Mar 10, 2018 - 5:56 AM in reply to aaltmann

>> Can you easily take luggage on the train to Jungfrau?

I agree with rockoyster - taking your luggage with you would seriously detract from the whole experience.

For a start, the carriages are smaller than normal trains, and are normally pretty full. You have to climb a few stairs to board. There is no accommodation on the Jungfraujoch, so the trains from Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch are not designed to accommodate passenger luggage in the same way as other trains.

Secondly, once on top, you will probably want to walk through the Ice Palace and out onto the snow on the Plateau, as well as out onto the Sphinx viewing terrace. In the Ice Palace, you are walking on solid ice inside the glacier, and dragging a suitcase would be difficult to say the least. When you walk out onto the plateau, you have a slight uphill incline on the snow - also not advisable with a suitcase in tow. The floor surface of the Sphinx viewing area is a metal grid - also tricky with a suitcase.

I have attached some pictures showing the floor surface in the Ice Palace and Sphinx viewing area, as well as the slope out onto the snowy Plateau.

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Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 10, 2018 - 7:39 AM in reply to aaltmann

You can indeed take one route up to Jungfraujoch and the other back down. You can read more about getting to Jungfraujoch here.

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