The Jungfrau (German for “virgin”) is one of the main summits in the Bernese Alps. Together with the Eiger and Monch, the Jungfrau forms a massive wall overlooking the Bernese Oberland. Visually thrilling, awesome, fascinating — adjectives fail. The journey to the Jungfraujoch — at 3454 metres Europe’s highest altitude railway station — is two hours each way from Lauterbrunnen. That plus hiking uphill for 90 minutes through snow and clouds lasted six and a half hours.