Casual visitors to Switzerland’s Jungfrau region are unlikely to leave without having caught at least a mild case of Alpenbegeisterung, and the only cure seems to be a return visit that allows more time to explore this treasure of splendid alpine scenery and culture.
Hiking in the Jungfrau Swiss Alps Region
The Jungfrau region is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It’s a glistening mountain landscape and home to the Alps’ highest concentration of glaciers. Here you’ll find exquisite hiking trails, hundreds of dazzling waterfalls, and legendary peaks like the Eiger with its fearsome North Face. Located in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland, and most easily accessed from the city of Interlaken, the Jungfrau region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized worldwide for its stunning natural beauty and cultural heritage.
But with all its beauty, finding solitude and an escape from the tourist trail can be difficult in the Junfrau. With millions of visitors pouring into the region annually, resorts like Gridelwald, and even smaller villages like Mürren and Wengen teem with tourists in both summer and winter. For those itching to ditch the crowds—and willing to take off on foot—Obersteinberg may be the last untrammeled corner of the Jungfrau.