Sphinx Observatory

Sphinx Observatory is an observatory located on Jungfraujoch in Switzerland. The mountain top has been hollowed to fit an elevator that leads to the observatory from the train station and ice Palace.

It is little wonder that this place is referred to as the Top of The World in Switzerland. Getting there, too, is not for the faint hearted. If you are in the nearest city, Berne, you can take a 45 minute train journey to the bottom of the Alps. From there you must catch several other trains (over a period of 3 hours) to take you to this location.

The Sphinx serves as a neutrino site as well as a star observatory. It doesn’t look very large but it houses four laboratories as well as the astronomical dome. Scientific experiments are also conducted on its two terraces. There is even room for a small weather observation station.

Address/Location: Jungfraujoch, Switzerland
Official Website: Jungfrau – Top of Europe Tourism
Sources: Kuriositas, bloggmaster.livejournal.com

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