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At an altitude of 3454 meters (11,333 ft), Jungfraujoch is Europe's highest altitude railway station. Perhaps surprisingly, even to myself, I made it there only on my fourth trip to Gimmelwald. I had always been curious to check it out, but somehow every time a sunny day came around I opted to go hiking instead. Not to mention that hiking is free and Jungfraujoch excursion from Gimmelwald is 157 Swiss Franks (over $100) unless you have some kind of a pass or catch an early train. Finally, on July 27, 2002, I decided to go for it and, in retrospect, I wish I had made this decision earlier.

The pictures below tell the story. Jungfraujoch is an amazing experience, albeit expensive. It's certainly worth the money, but only on a clear day. One tip: Do not forget your sunglasses!

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