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GRINDLEWALD and the JUNGFRAU

Grindlewald (3,445 Ft) is high in the Bernese Alps above Interlaken, Switzerland.  It has fine hotels and restaurants, and glorious views of the Jungfrau massif - with its famous peaks: the Jungfrau (13, 642 Ft.), the Monch (13,449 Ft), and the Eiger (13,026 Ft).  While not the highest, the steep north face of the Eiger  was not climbed successfully until 1938.  There are also substantial glaciers associated with these mountains.  

Most visitors will want to take the mountain railway from either Grindlewald or Interlaken to Kleine Scheidegg, and then proceed by cog railway to the Jungfraujoch (11,333 Ft), Europe's highest railway station.  The cog railway was built between 1896 and 1912.  The six-mile, 50-minute trip includes both magnificent scenery and a very long tunnel under the Eiger. 

These photographs were taken on a visit to Grindlewald in July, 1977.