Europe’s Highest Train Station Looks Like a Supervillain’s Secret Base

High up in the Swiss Alps — at an altitude of 11,332 feet — lies Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest train station. It’s a wonder of human engineering that’s been around for over a century. The train doesn’t seem like the best mode of transportation when trying to climb a mountain, but the Swiss beg to differ, and they have proof to back up their claims. At the end of the 19th century, they began work on the steep railway through the Bernese Alps all the way to the “top of Europe.” The spectacular train station is perched on a rock between the Jungfrau and Mönch mountains, both of which soar over 13,000 feet. The impressive railway starts at Kleine Scheidegg in the open, but the train soon reaches a long tunnel blasted through the mountains, eventually exiting to provide passengers with a panoramic view of about 200 mountain peaks that are visible in every direction. A ride to the highest train station in Europe isn’t cheap, costing about $245, but it’s an experience unlike any other.