National Geographic : 1913 Aug
Photo byS.G.Wehrli AT TIHE SUMMIT Op THE JUNGFRAU This mountain is one of the most famous in all Switzerland. It is 13,670 feet high and was first climbed in1811. The view from itssum mit is one of the wonders of the world, and to render this easy of access a railway has been built up the sides ofthemountain, which, when com pleted, will land the traveler within 242 feet of the summit. At 10,000 feet above the sea-level is one of the strangest railway stations inEurope. It is cut out in the living rock, and the only sources of light are the openings cut in the side of the mountain. From this point thetraveler can overlook the whole of northern Switzerland, the vista stretching away until it reaches Alsace and Baden,inGermany.