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Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Jungfraujoch-Switzerland

During our time in the Bernese Oberland region we were also lucky enough to make it to the Jungfraujoch at 11, 782ft. It is also known as the top of Europe as this is the highest railway station stop in Europe. The total train ride up to the top took us about 2.5 hours. The last 6 miles of the journey are through a tunnel that is actually carved into the mountain. We learned that the railway through the mountain started in 1898 and was completed in 1912. Amazing!

When we got to the top the views were spectacular. Ericka and Mark got to go sledding down a small hill at the top. There was lots of snow and Lauren was not to0 keen on playing in the snow. This was Lauren's first experience in the snow as Luxembourg didn't really have any snow that stayed on the ground this past winter. It was extremely bright at the top as well with the sun reflecting off all of the snow. We were very lucky to have had a clear day to go to the top and see the views!! We visited the Jungfraujoch the day before we came home- what an ending to a spectacular vacation!!!

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