1 Jungfraujoch (phonetically, yung - frau - jock) is the highlight at Interlaken. At an altitude of nearly 12,000 feet, the train station is the highest in Europe. The visitors center is pictured in the middle of a poster, located in the Interlaken train station.
3 Betty at the top of Europe.
4 Given the altitude, Roger stayed at the last transfer point while Betty went up several thousand feet to the "Top of Europe."
5 View from visitor's center, Jungfraujoch.
6 Glacier at Jungfraujoch.
7 Looking down from the visitor's center, there's a recreation area for snow tubing. Next images show that the little dots are people.
12 The last leg of the trip to Jungfraujoch is aboard this red train seen climbing the mountain.
13 Trains leaving the station in Interlaken to climb up to Jungfraujoch.
14Kleine Scheidegg rail station, last stop en route from Inerlaken to Jungfraujoch. The train from Interlaken is in the foreground while the red train to Jungfraujoch can be seen on the opposite side of the station. Roger stayed here, at ~6,700 ft, to avoid possible effects from lack of oxygen at the 12,000 foot level. (Image from web.)
15 Rail yard at Kleine Scheidegg.
16 Winter view of the train to Jungfraujoch (image from the web).
17 Train returns. Most of this leg of the trip is through a tunnel.
18 In the distance, upper right, the train will pass through a long shelter, used to protect agains avalanches in the winter time.
19 A man leans out of the window of the JUNGFRAUBAHN; Roger's reflection, in the train window, can be seen in the middle. (Bahn: train)
20 Climbing the mountain, looking from a window en route up to Kleine Scheidegg. Multiple switchbacks ease the climb.
21 The mountain inclines are so steep that cog railways are used. Cog wheels on the bottom of the train engage the cog rail between tracks to pull the train up the mountain.
22 Close-up of cogs.
23 Another view of cogs. The cogs are also used during descent to keep trains from running away.
24 At train stations, walk ways over the tracks also have a groove for the cog rail.
26 Trains follow rivers that cut through the mountains.
27 A village in the distance en route to Jungfraujoch.
28 A house along the trip up the mountain. Note the intricate wood working and interlocking logs on the corners of the house. See detail in next image.
30 Village and houses in the meadows, en route to Jungfraujoch.
31 Another village with a water fall on the edge of the village.
39 Our train is rounding a curve and headed towards an avalanche shelter covering the tracks.
40 Cow with iconic bell hanging from its neck.
— by night. Interlaken: "between the lakes," is located between two lakes. It is the gateway to scenic Jungfraujoch. Many Muslim tourists were in Interlaken.
48 They don't like to have their pictures taken.
51 Downtown Interlaken.
52 We stayed at the Hotel Krebs, a short walk from the train station.
53 Parasailing over the streets of Interlaken: we saw several.
54 There s/he is.
55 Betty finds a model St. Bernard in downtown Interlaken.
56 Horse drawn carriages are common in touristic Interlaken.
57 A snack shop in Interlaken.
58 Dispensers in a local snack bar look like udders to be "milked" for ketchup and mayonnaise.