Sphinx Observatory, Switzerland

The interesting thing about this observatory in Switzerland is the means of getting to it (as unbelievable as it may be) - you get to it by train. The highest train station in Europe is named after the mountain it’s built into - Jungfraujoch, passing by the Eiger and the Monch - two other gigantic Alpine mountains. The observatory was established back in 1937 and is reached by the moderately expensive Jungfrau Railway, which is booked here.

Sphinx Observatory, Switzerland

The interesting thing about this observatory in Switzerland is the means of getting to it (as unbelievable as it may be) - you get to it by train. The highest train station in Europe is named after the mountain it’s built into - Jungfraujoch, passing by the Eiger and the Monch - two other gigantic Alpine mountains. The observatory was established back in 1937 and is reached by the moderately expensive Jungfrau Railway, which is booked here.


Posted on January 8th, 2013 at 11:41 pm with 14 notes
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