Jungfrau Region

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The Jungfrau Region on the Swiss National Map (1:25'000)

The Jungfrau Region (German: Jungfrauregion) is a region of the Bernese Oberland, at the foot of the Bernese Alps. It consists of two valleys south of Interlaken: that of Grindelwald and that of Lauterbrunnen, both drained by the Lütschine.

The Jungfrau Region is named after the highest mountain in the area: the Jungfrau. It is also notably dominated by the Eiger and Mönch. It is a major tourist destination in Switzerland and the Alps, renowned for its mountains and lakes (in particular Lake Thun and Lake Brienz). Both valleys are served by several railways: the Bernese Oberland Railway, the Wengernalp Railway and the Jungfrau Railway. The region also includes numerous cable transports and other facilities.

Transport in region

Towns located within the Jungfrau Region[edit]

There are also smaller towns, with the population not exceeding 30 people.

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Coordinates: 46°36′58″N 7°55′41″E / 46.616°N 7.928°E / 46.616; 7.928