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Switzerland Day 2: Kleine Scheidegg – Jungfraujoch – Grindelwald

Woke up in the morning of Switzerland Day 2 to this view.FullSizeRenderCompletely magical – this pictures portrays only half of the actual beauty. Imagine having this view while getting ready for your new day, such a positive feeling.

Anyway,

Day 2 Details:

6. After breakfast and FaceTime with mama at the hotel, we headed to Interlaken Ost train station and took the train to Interlaken West to catch a different train that would take us to Lauterbrunnen. In summary: Interlaken Ost – Interlaken West – Lauterbrunnen. For everyone who is heading to Jungraujoch from Interlaken, this is the most identical and famous ways of getting to Lauterbrunnen.17. Arrived at Lauterbrunnen and we changed train again and it was a smaller train compared to the one above. Advice: Simply follow the direction given by officers around there or the people around you. Please note that you have to pay for a separate ticket here as Swiss Pass is not valid for this train to Jungfraujoch. We had no idea about it but were thankful that we carried enough cash. If I’m not mistaken, one ticket is CHF145. The ride took quite sometime and please again note that there would be another stop where you have to change train to get to your final destination. This stop is called Klein Scheidegg and it is 2061m above sea level. I wore enough layers but still felt the coldness (it was -10 degrees during my time). Please wear very very thick layers guys.

34567As you can see, we took a lot of selfies here while waiting for the next available train from Klein Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch. Note: It runs every 30 minutes.

8. The one hour train ride to Jungfraujoch was a totally different experience. Oxygen was enough but you could feel the difference but the view was as divine as expected. We got there and we were a bit surprised because the activities that they offered were within a large confined space. The only place that allowed some outdoor air was the viewing point. I guess this was somehow logical because it would be dangerous to be out from the space. My sister and I took about 2 hours to discover all the entertainment offered.8

9Ice Palace

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FullSizeRenderJungfraujoch is 3454m above sea level so the peak of the mountains were right in front of our eyes. The feeling was SubhanAllah, indescribable. God is definitely simply the most powerful of all.

15Hmm, there is Lindtt chocolate shop here at Jungfraujoch too.

8. We left Jungraujoch and took the train back to Kleine Scheidegg. We could take the direct train back to Interlaken West and that was what we did but we stopped at Grindelwald after being advised by one of the railway officers about how everyone should not miss visiting Grindelwald. He was indeed right, Grindelwald was a beautiful little village and my sister and I really needed that fresh oxygen air.1618 191920

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I may have just run out of possible vocabularies to describe these pictures. Shall I let you speak them out for me?

9. It was already 3pm when we first arrived at Grindelwald and we decided to call the day off at 5pm. Time to head back to Interlaken West and then to Interlaken Ost and then back to our hotel.

22Amazing amazing Day 2 that we had, alhamdulillah, and I hope this post proves useful to everyone planning for Jungfraujoch trip soon. Here is a map that I got from my trip which I think will be very handy.FullSizeRender-2See the circle? I think that is what most of everyone should try to cover in their Jungfraujoch trip (plus the cable car ride that my sister and I did not get to do). Please try to start your day early because you do need the whole day for this.

Day 3 and 4 to be continued in the next post in a bit.

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