Which village in the Jungfrau region is best?

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Apr 12, 2018 - 12:04 AM in reply to charwinelove

>> Jungraujoch exercusion ... Do I also need seat reservation

As rockoyster mentioned, you do not need a reservation.

However, July is peak period for the Jungfraujoch, and it will be extremely busy. If I were to do that trip in July, I think I would make a reservation. You would most likely get up there eventually without a reservation, especially if you started out early in the day, but might have to wait a long time in a queue.

Reservations are only available for the final sector of the trip, from Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch, and must be made for a return journey. This then commits you to a particular train both up and back. A return reservation will cost CHF 10, and is not for a particular seat, but for the "reserved seats" carriage, which is separate from the carriages for people without reservations. There will be signs to direct you to the appropriate carriages depending on whether or not you have a reservation.

Reservations - once made - are not refundable and can't be exchanged for another date or time. So don't buy it any earlier than the day before, after checking the weather forecast and satisfying yourself that the weather will be clear. You can get reservations from any staffed railway station in the Jungfrau Region, e.g. Wengen, Grindelwald.

Weather can be checked here:

www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/live/weather/#jungf raujoch

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Apr 12, 2018 - 12:12 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi Alpenrose,

So how does that reservation process work in practice? Does the "reserved" carriage have "x" seats and they sell "x" reservations? Is there only one such carriage or do they sell as many reservations as they can and mark as many carriages as needed to meet the demand?

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Apr 12, 2018 - 12:45 AM in reply to rockoyster

>> Does the "reserved" carriage have "x" seats and they sell "x" reservations?

I would think so.

>> do they sell as many reservations as they can and mark as many carriages as needed to meet the demand?

Probably.

Edit: There does seem to be a limit for each departure in the online reservation system. Once the limit is reached, it looks like you would have to choose a different departure time:

www.jungfrau.ch/shop/e n/bergbahn/reservation /

I have also seen entire trains marked "Reserved". Usually they are for organised groups, and run in addition to the scheduled services.

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