Switzerland (4,158 m, 3,970 m) – Scenic Mountains of the Bernese Oberland
The Jungfrau and Mount Eiger are two of the most distinguished mountains in Switzerland. Along with Monch, these peaks form one of the largest and most famous mountain ridges in Europe. Together they dominate the region known as the Bernese Oberland, one of the world’s premier mountaineering and skiing destinations. The former name means the “Young Woman”.
The mountains of the Bernese Oberland are some of the most visited in history. The region has been inhabited since pre-Roman times, and has been one of Europe’s premier tourist and recreation destinations since the Colonial era. The first ascents of Jungfrau and Eiger were made in 1811 and 1858 respectively.
The Jungfrau-Eiger region is phenomenally popular year round, and the area is set up with massive infrastructure. Located just south of the town of Grindelwald, about sixty miles south of Zurich, the area is served by road and trains. Cable cars and lifts take visitors far up the mountainsides for those who don’t wish to climb.