Sunday, July 14, 2013

Top of the World -- Jungfraujoch

To get to the "Top of the World of Europe," Jungfraujoch, we boarded the Jungfrau train, a line that climbs up the steep mountainside of Mt. Eiger, through meadows of wildflowers and past glacier fields and then the train tunnels deep into the mountain.

At Jungfraujoch we had a full day playing in the snow in July! Ziplining and sledging (yep, it's called sledging here).

The weather observatory was at the tip top of the mountain with amazing views of the glacier field and the green side of the mountain as well.

The best ending was an ice cave/palace. The floor was ice, the walls were ice, the tunnels were ice. Ice carvings were on display throughout.

 

4 comments:

Ali said...

That is so beautiful! I hope to go there someday!! Love your updates.

Julie said...

Spectacular views! I can only imagine they were 10 zillion times better in person. So, was it very cold? It looks nice and sunny...

Michelle said...

Who is the Asian guy standing by Chris in the ice cave (wearing Marty's coat)? :-). So awesome...only to be eclipsed by Nick's post of the whale jumping out of the water in Alaska!?! What a summer! xo

Michelle said...

Who is the Asian guy standing by Chris in the ice cave (wearing Marty's coat)? :-). So awesome...only to be eclipsed by Nick's post of the whale jumping out of the water in Alaska!?! What a summer! xo