Jungfrau Railways Vol.1 & Vol.2 (105-mins) (2xDVD-R)
Travel with us along the network of lines operated by the Jungfraubahnen, through the superb Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, from the lakeside of Brienz to the highest railway station in Europe at Jungfraujoch.
We begin our tour of this scenic area with a visit to the holiday resort of Interlaken, before taking the BOB train to Lauterbrunnen. We make a diversion along the Schynige Platte rack railway to enjoy the superb panoramic views. On our arrival at Lauterbrunnen we change seasons and make a winter journey by funicular and mountain railway to Murren, and then board the cablecars to the Schilthorn, famous as a location in the James Bond film “On her Majesty’s Secret Service”. We continue our journey with the BOB from Zweilutschinen to the glacier village of Grindelwald. At this popular resort we see some of the awesome ice masses at close quarters.
In the second programme, we begin at the picturesque village of Grindelwald, before taking the WAB train to Kleine Scheidegg, passing below the north face of the Eiger. We then return to Lauterbrunnen to look at the local lace-making industry and take the WAB once more. We pause on our second ascent to visit the village of Wengen before again reaching Kleine Scheidegg station. We now join one of the modern Jungfraubahn sets to make the journey to the summit. More than three quarters of this ride takes place in a tunnel inside the Eiger and Monch mountains, and we pause to see the spectacular views from the special windows cut into the rock face. At Jungfraujoch we visit the many attractions to be found there, including the ice palace, husky rides and the breathtaking views from the Sphinx terrace.