Jungfraujoch

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Jungfraujoch and Jungfrau

The Jungfraujoch is a col or saddle between the Mönch and the Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps, on the boundary between the cantons of Bern and Valais.

Strictly, the Jungfraujoch is the lowest point on the mountain ridge between Mönch and Jungfrau, at 3 471 m. It is just above this location that the mountain station of the Jungfraubahn is located, which at an elevation of 3 454 m is the highest railway station in Europe. The Jungfraujoch is often called the "Top of Europe" in tourist literature.

Not far east of the Joch rises a peak, the Sphinx at an elevation of 3 571 m. It begins from Jungfraujoch on the Valais side and at the Great Aletsch Glacier. There is an elevator to the summit of the sphinx, where a small viewing platform and a scientific observatory are located.de:Jungfraujochzh:少女峰

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