Point of interest
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

Jungfrau Railway

The Jungfrau Railway went into service between Kleine Scheidegg and the Jungfraujoch more than 100 years ago, in August 1912. Upon initiative of Adolf Guyer-Zeller the first cut in the soil for this worldwide unique building took place in 1896. The railway should reach the summit of the Jungfrau above 4.000 meters. After the death of Guyer-Zeller in 1899 the construction management decided to make the Jungfraujoch the railway terminus instead of the Jungfrau summit due to financial worries. Nonetheless a highly attractive railway arose with the highest railway station in Europe at 3.454 meters a.s.l. 
Guyer-Zeller received the concession in 1894 under the condition that a train to this altitude should bear no health risks for workers and passengers. To that the following story: Guyer-Zeller launched on September 15, 1894 at three o'clock in the morning an expedition from Zermatt to Breithorn. Seven subjects, aged 10 to 70 years, were carried by six to eight porters up to the 3750 m high plateau. The evaluation of the test showed no adverse findings, therefore the evidence was provided.