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Could someone please enlighten me about what story it is that the Chinese tourists love so much that brings them to jungfraujoch? I'm trying to educate myself but not having much luck.
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Could someone please enlighten me about what story it is that the Chinese tourists love so much that brings them to jungfraujoch? I'm trying to educate myself but not having much luck.
When I was there was the majority of tourists actually Indian (and there was even an Indian restaurant up on the Joch!).

Anyway: Imagine you make a "Europe in 7 days trip": Whatever you do can not take more than a day or you are behind schedule. Jungfraujoch gets you the full alpine story: ice and snow to touch, even in summer, great view on some of the most famous mountains of the alps and on top of that a reliable railway that gets you up and down quickly.

Is it worth it? Probably as much as the Niagara falls.
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(Chinese) Tourists like to visit those landmarks that define the country they visit. This way they can brag about it, oh and take selfies there.
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I've only been there once in 10 years, but if you pick the right day (waiting for low humidity is key) it's incredible. Our views beat any postcards that we've been able to find (my pic below). We could see Alsace and the Black Forest. Plus the train journey through the mountain is amazing.

I agree with Treverus and FunnyBone that to a certain extent it's simply on the "list of places to see and take a selfie" for many tourists, hence the popularity. I do think that the experience itself is worth doing at least once. Whereas e.g. the Eiffel Tower, Jet d'Eau in Geneva are famous because... well... they're old, famous, sort-of-impressive things, the Jungfraujochbahn journey and scenery is properly impressive.

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Most of the Indian tourists go because it is featured in some of their Bollywood films. In my opinion it is not worth the expense, there are far better places with comparable views for half the cost, Niesen for example.
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Re: Jungfraujoch

Perhaps it is something to do with the Jungfrau-Aletsch region being twinned with the Huangshan region in China.

http://www.sinoptic.ch/shanghaiflash...ghai.Flash.pdf
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Thanks. I think Hannahsauntie is onto something. While there were lots of indians, australians, germans at jungfrau it was by far most popular with asian tourists.

It was our second trip to the region, our first to the top of jungfrau. Luckily for us we have half cards and the kids were free. On our previous trip to the region we visited schilthorn. Now that I've seen those both the Schilthorn wins hands down.
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Jungfrau has been featured only in 1 Bollywood movie. Titlis / Engelberg in more. Jungfrau is just beautiful. Took a flight over Sphinx and onto the Glacier. Was beautiful. Recommendable.
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