The adage 'if one could freeze time' finds its highest expression inside the Ice Palace at Jungfraujoch. The Ice Palace (Eispalast) is a series of corridors containing ice sculptures. It is carved into Aletsch, Europe's longest glacier, between the Monch and Jungfrau peaks. Enveloping you in chilly air, these tunnels undoubtedly offer a unique experience to visitors.
View ice sculptures of bears, penguins, huskies, igloos and other arctic-themed objects. Carved with ice picks and saws, these models showcase fine and precise artistry.
Since the Ice Palace is a series of tunnels, the walk through them is an experience in itself. Brush past ice walls and see your breath fog in front of you as you stop at each sculpture. Note that the walkways can be slippery, so be sure to hold on to the railings.
Find Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel from Ice Age who's frozen behind an ice block, holding his beloved acorn. You can also see a still of Charlie Chaplin in one of the segments.
The Jungfraujoch Ice Palace is a unique attraction within Jungfraujoch in Switzerland, which houses lifelike animal ice sculptures and other figures entirely carved from ice.
The Ice Palace is located in Jungfraujoch between the Monch and Jungfrau peaks, 30 metres below Europe's longest glacier, the Aletsch.
A visit to the Ice Palace is included with your Jungfraujoch tickets, which are best purchased online and in advance.
You can get to the Ice Palace by taking the Jungfraujoch train from Kleine Scheidegg or Eiger Glacier station.
Mountain guides carved the corridors and hallways of the palace in the 1930s using ice picks and saws.
The palace is open year-round after 8 AM AM and up to to 4:15 PM.