Jungfrau


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Jungfrau

(yo͝ong`frou), peak, 13,642 ft (4,158 m) high, S central Switzerland, in the Bernese Alps. It was first ascended by the Meyer brothers in 1811. Aletsch Glacier is on the south side. The Jungfraujoch (–yôkh') is a mountain saddle 11,333 ft (3,454 m) high, the highest point in Europe reached by rail. It has a scientific institute and is popular with tourists. A meteorological station is on the nearby Sphinx summit, 11,723 ft (3,573 m) high. The region is noted for its scenery and winter sports.

Jungfrau

 

a mountain massif in Switzerland, in the Bernese Alps. The massif, which rises to an elevation of 4,158 m at Mount Jungfrau, is composed of schists and gneisses. It is covered with firn fields, from which glaciers descend. A narrow-gauge railroad runs to an elevation of 3,450 m, partially through tunnels. Hiking and mountain climbing are popular.

Jungfrau

a mountain in S Switzerland, in the Bernese Alps south of Interlaken. Height: 4158 m (13 642 ft.)
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After attaching shoes that looked like tennis racquets to our feet, our group embarked on a leisurely trek through the forests and beautiful landscapes of the Jungfrau.
Dwarfed by mountains, it is the perfect base from which to go hiking, with serious walkers being spoilt for choice between the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks.
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Wengen's spectacular setting surrounded by the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains makes it one of the most beautiful ski resorts in Europe.
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They just keep going up and up, close to the peak of the region's highest mountain, the Jungfrau, at well over 13,000 feet.
Accommodation: Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel (far left, left and far right) and Spa.
As I watch him perform on his favourite traditional instrument, the alphorn, to the backdrop of the Jungfrau, I can't help but think that Murren has certainly set the bar high.
The Jungfrau region was considered one of the birthplaces of organised ski-ing and also of the ski package holiday.
Interlaken nestles between the lakes Thun and Brienz, with the towering majesty of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch mountains to the south.
The torrential rain did stop for most of our last day when my wife and I were able to take to the mountains above Grindelwald and gaze on some of the legendary high peaks beyond, including the Eiger and the Jungfrau.