Guide to Visiting Jungfraujoch Ice Palace


With over a million visitors each year, the Ice Palace in Jungfraujoch, located at 3454 meters above sea level, is one of the most well-known unique tourist destinations in Switzerland. The Ice Palace, which is packed with ice sculptures that subtly narrate the glacier's history, is located 30 meters below Alage, Europe's longest glacier, between the Monch and Jungfrau peaks.

It is a surreal world of frozen transparent shapes and ice sculptures of ibexes, bears, and eagles. The narrow snow tunnel passageways, thick snowy pathways, and chilly air that envelops you undoubtedly offer a unique experience to visitors.

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Jungfraujoch Ice Palace
Jungfraujoch Ice Palace

Address: Jungfraujoch, 3823 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland - Find on Maps

Closest Station: Jungfraujoch
Nearby Attraction: Lindt Chocolate Shop Jungfraujoch

Jungfraujoch Ice Palace

Best Time to Visit the Jungfraujoch Ice Palace

The early morning slot is the ideal time to visit Jungfraujoch. Compared to noon and the evening, the weather is typically clearer at this time, and there will be fewer crowds. Hence, schedule the first train to visit the palace while you are in the Jungfraujoch. June through October have the nicest weather. It rarely rains during July and August, when temperatures often hover around 20°C (64°F).

Other Attractions Near Jungfraujoch Ice Palace

Jungfraujoch Ice Palace

Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven

Lindt Chocolate Shop is located 3,454 metres above sea level in the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. The themed chocolate shop features a broad selection of the finest LINDT chocolate, and the Master Chocolatiers parlour right next to this offers guests an intriguing look into the process of making chocolate.

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Jungfrau Panorama

The Jungfrau Panorama film offers a beautiful 360-degree view of the breathtaking snow-capped mountains at all times of the year. Hence, even if you visit on a less pleasant day when the mountains are obscured by clouds, you may still take in the beautiful view with this extraordinary virtual experience.

Jungfraujoch Ice Palace

Mönchsjoch Hut

It is situated on the pass that connects Jungfrau Glacier with Ewig Schnee Glacier. Numerous trips in the Aletsch Region, such as the Mönch normal route, start at the hut. The hut opens in late March and is open until the end of October, making it a springtime starting point for ski expeditions.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Jungfraujoch Ice Palace

Q. What is the Jungfraujoch Ice Palace?

A. The Jungfraujoch Ice Palace is a unique attraction in Switzerland, which houses lifelike animal ice sculptures and other figures entirely carved from ice.

Q. Where is the Jungfraujoch Ice Palace located?

A. The Jungfraujoch Ice Palace is located between the Monch and Jungfrau peaks, 30 metres below Europe's longest glacier, the Alage.

Q. How to get to the Jungfraujoch Ice Palace?

A. You can get to the Jungfraujoch by taking the Jungfraubhan (Jungfrau train).

Q. How high is the Jungfraujoch Ice Palace?

A. The Ice Palace is located at around 3454 m above sea level.

Q. Who created the Jungfraujoch Ice Palace?

A. In the centre of the Jungfraufirn, mountain guides carved the corridors and hallways of the palace in the 1930s using picks and saws at first.

Q. When is Jungfraujoch Ice Palace open?

A. The palace is open all days of the year from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm.

Q. When is the best time to visit Jungfraujoch Ice Palace?

A. The ideal time to visit Jungfraujoch Ice Palace is in the morning, just after it is open for visitors.