Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory, Jungfraujoch

The Sphinx Observatory is an astronomical observatory located above the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland. It is named after the Sphinx, a rocky summit on which it is located. At 3,571 m (11,716 ft) above mean sea level, it is one of the highest observatories in the world. Accessible to the public, it is also the second highest observation deck in Switzerland. The mountain top has been tunneled to fit an elevator which ascends to the observatory from the Jungfraujoch railway station, the highest such train station in Europe.The open viewing deck accessible to the public is adjacent to the observatory. It offers views of the Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger peaks, all within a few kilometers.ScienceThe scientific part of the Sphinx observatory includes two large laboratories, a weather observation station, a workshop, two terraces for scientific experiments, and an astronomical as well as a meteorological cupola. The astronomical cupola is equipped with a 76cm telescope with Cassegrain and Coudé focus.The observatory plays an important role in a range of long-term experiments; it serves as a solar spectrometer for the Institute of Astrophysics and Geophysics at the University of Liège, Belgium, and plays a key role in a LIDAR experiment conducted by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.
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  • Is a unique experience to view the Jungfraujoch. Worth all the investment made. The attractions available are beautiful.
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  • Otherwise you don't see every day. Everywhere ice wants attention to slowly walk to not glystriseis.
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  • Here can come by train, is the highest railway station in Europe, and is the point of view of capacity, there are several important ngofrao class. To come, once in a lifetime.
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  • The top of Europe. This was an awesome place to go! Amazing views, cool things to see and do! They have an ice palace, the observatory, a lookout point on the mountain, a hike and many other things! Definitely recommend this activity. Make sure to bring a jacket, we went in June and it still gets very chilly up there.
  • Amazing place to visit with some superb views. The train ride up is fairly spectacular. There are a number of activities/things to see once you are up there ....including going out onto the glacier and also the ice palace. Highly recommended.
  • Amazing. Well worth all the cost to get up, once there the walk along the glacier is spectacular. We eat at the resturant which was a bit of a tourist con, mega money and only ok food and passable service but the view....! Interesting info and amazing rail ride up. Take a coat because it gets really windy even when the temps at +10 it would have been nice to have one with me.
  • Amazing day out. We had beautiful weather so had stunning winter views. Highly recommend a trip there. A must, I'd say!
  • Awesome experience... Don't go on the last train up as you will hardly get time to see or do anything... Otherwise it's really beautiful up there and a highly recommended trip.
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