Monday, 16 June 2008

Stormy Top of Europe

As expected, we woke up in a very grey and rainy weather, but decided to go in any case to the „top of Europe“ (3500 mt, Jungfraujoch) with the train built at the beginning of last century (inaugurated in 1912). The place is UNESCO World Heritage, and it is not difficult to understand why. But some 700,000 visitors come here each year and one does not always feel the tranquillity of the mountains.
Although we could not see Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, we enjoyed the company of the Alpine Pearls representative, who reported about this network and its plans for sustainable Alpine mobility and tourism. Two Alpine guides joined us for a nice walk from Kleine Scheidegg to Eigergletscher, where we will spend the night, hoping for an improvement of the weather for tomorrow. Overall a day with short horizontal distance travelling, but travelling up some 3000 meters with this incredible mountain train, and with some walking.

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