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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.Use our Jungfraujoch trip builder to add Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory and other attractions to your Jungfraujoch vacation plans.
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Fabulous place, fabulous day! Great weather, stunning views. Well worth a visit altho we had altitude sickness the next day
We love Switzerland and its landscape😍. Our experience at Jungfrau was unique and unforgettable! The view is amazing!
Amazing views over Jungfrau and the other mountains and glaciers around. Time and money are well spent! I suggest going on a sunny day though and plan to arrive early as there is much to see.
An absolute must when you go to Europe. The tickets are a bit costly,but with half fare card you shoulb be good to go. View is spectacular. Make sure to check weather that its not cloudy or rainy.Ride early as when the sun comes fully up so does the hordes of crowd. Make your memory special by going Early
The view is amazing and surprisingly not windy at all on the day I go~ expect a lot of people trying to take pictures with the Jungfrau~
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