Jungfraujoch weather and visibility - when to book

Jungfraujoch weather and visibility - when to book

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Cowtown
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Jun 24, 2018 - 9:54 PM

While looking into travel to Jungfraujoch, I saw a recommendation to NOT book the cogwheel until you know what the weather will be like as you can spend quite a bit of money and be disappointed if the Top of Europe is not clear.

Is your recommendation the same, to book the same day or the day before?

We’ll be in the area July 4th to 8th and we know this is peak season so we have to balance that out also.

Lucas
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Jun 25, 2018 - 11:38 AM in reply to Cowtown

Yes, we also recommend not to lock yourself into a date or time until a day out if you can.

Some people will book ahead and go regardless of the weather and still enjoy themselves - but many don't want to spend the money for Jungfraujoch (https://www.myswissalp s.com/jungfraujoch) unless the sun is out and views are good.

Cowtown
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Jun 25, 2018 - 12:27 PM in reply to Lucas

Would we gave trouble booking tickets a day or so out during the July peak season, especially tthe cogwheel?

Lucas
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Jun 25, 2018 - 12:30 PM in reply to Cowtown

No, I would not think so. You'll find seats at some point on the day you want. It just gets tricky if you must be on the 10am departure, for example, if you have other places you need to be that day.

Cowtown
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Jun 26, 2018 - 12:40 PM in reply to Lucas

We are at sea level and might have trouble with altitude in the Alps. Would there be places in Interlaken to purchase oxygen?

Arno
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Jun 26, 2018 - 1:54 PM in reply to Cowtown

Hi Cowtown,

If your health condition is normal, so no special conditions or warnings from your doctor, then oxygen is not needed. I am at sea level most of the time and never used it in the Alps. Most people do fine. Just take your time. Slow pace sightseeing is best at the peaks. If you do feel dizzy, then sit down and take a rest. If you keep feeling like that it's best to descend from the mountain.

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