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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

The Jungfraujoch is the prime tourist destination in Switzerland’s Jungfrau region. High atop a mountain “saddle” between the Mönch and Jungfrau peaks, it’s accessible by taking a cog-wheel train which makes its way to the summit through a tunnel carved into the mountain.

Temperatures in winter can plunge a low way below freezing, but we were lucky enough to experience comparatively pleasant temperatures in November. This allowed us to experience the mountain away from the mountain-top station and observatory, walking over snow fields to the foot of the Jungfrau and taking photos of the alpine complex.