They call it “The Top of Europe”, and that’s not far from the truth. For generations, the trip up to the Jungfraujoch peak in the Bernese Oberland has been a must-do, and literally a high point to a visit to Switzerland.

Whether originating from the village of Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald, cogwheel trains make their way to the Kleine Scheidegg, where passengers transfer to another train for the final ascent, which also includes brief stops inside the Eiger North Face and at the Sea of Ice, where visitors have breathtaking views normally reserved for mountaineers.

At the Jungfraujoch terminal station at 11,333 feet, there are several attractions which include spectacular views of the Aletsch Glacier – Europe’s longest glacier – as well as the famous Ice Palace, featuring a grotto inside the glacier along with its ice sculptures. Also very evident is Europe’s highest observatory.

Whatever the season, don’t forget to dress warmly!