Mönchsjoch 27.12.2015

Winter is missing and to see snow you need to go high. We left Basel at 4.30 in the morning for Interlaken, where we boarded the train that takes you up to Jungfraujoch station (3454 m). Several highest here: highest railway station, highest observatory, highest radio relay station, highest chocolate and watch shop and as a christmas special it also hosts the highest christmas tree in Europe. And the views are of the highest calibre as well…

We set off towards the Mönchsjochhütte (3658 m) which is situated just above the Obers Mönchsjoch (3627 m). In winter they don’t normally maintain the route for tourists but with this weather there were quite a few people going for the free Gletscherkaffe – coffee with lots of Schnapps. We left the hut and crowds behind and continued on across the Ewigschneefeld towards the Unders Mönchsjoch (3518 m). Fantastic setting and wonderful albeit way to warm weather.

Unfortunately you need to play the sardine on the way down as the trains are packed with Japanese and American tourists from Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. In Interlaken we finally found some peace and quiet for a nice Rösti and some beer before going back home.


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