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Jungfrau Railway

Since August 1912, the Jungfrau Railway runs from the Kleine Scheidegg through the Eiger and Mönch to the Jungfraujoch with the highest railway station in Europe (tunnel station, 3454 m a.s.l.) and rises over a length of 9,34 kilometres almost 1400 m altitude. Slightly more than seven kilometres of the route run in the tunnel.
The ground breaking took place on July 27, 1896. After a 16-year construction period, on 21st February 1912, the puncture reached the Jungfraujoch. With investments of CHF 16 million, the originally planned costs were doubled.
In the first year of operation 1912, 77.000 guests travelled to the Jungfraujoch. Today, one million visitors use the Jungfrau Railway every year.