Jungfrau


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Jung·frau

 (yo͝ong′frou′)
A mountain, 4,158 m (13,642 ft) high, in the Bernese Alps of south-central Switzerland. It was first scaled in 1811.

Jungfrau

(German ˈjʊŋfrau)
n
(Placename) a mountain in S Switzerland, in the Bernese Alps south of Interlaken. Height: 4158 m (13 642 ft)

Jung•frau

(ˈyʊŋˌfraʊ)

n.
a mountain in S Switzerland, in the Bernese Alps. 13,668 ft. (4166 m).
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For some reason, the Jungfrau seemed quite eager to pay her respects.
As he mounted the deck, ahab abruptly accosted him, without at all heeding what he had in his hand; but in his broken lingo, the German soon evinced his complete ignorance of the White Whale; immediately turning the conversation to his lamp-feeder and oil can, with some remarks touching his having to turn into his hammock at night in profound darkness --his last drop of Bremen oil being gone, and not a single flying-fish yet captured to supply the deficiency; concluding by hinting that his ship was indeed what in the Fishery is technically called a clean one (that is, an empty one), well deserving the name of Jungfrau or the Virgin.
It was not long after the sinking of the body that a cry was heard from the Pequod's mast-heads, announcing that the Jungfrau was again lowering her boats; though the only spout in sight was that of a Fin-Back, belonging to the species of uncapturable whales, because of its incredible power of swimming.
We swept through the prettiest little curving arms of the lake, among these colossal green walls, enjoying new delights, always, as the stately panorama unfolded itself before us and rerolled and hid itself behind us; and now and then we had the thrilling surprise of bursting suddenly upon a tremendous white mass like the distant and dominating Jungfrau, or some kindred giant, looming head and shoulders above a tumbled waste of lesser Alps.
Towering above are the famous Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks; nestled in one mountain saddle is Europe's highest rail station, Jungfraujoch.
First up was the adventure hub of the Jungfrau region - on a summit called, appropriately, First.
The Alpine scenery encountered during this trip, particularly the view of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks, inspired Edward to become a mountain painter, exhibiting for the first time in 1869.
In an unbelievable act of daredevilry, French wingsuit flyers accomplished an amazing stunt following a base jump from the top of Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland.
French wingsuit flyers were seen attempting a lofty stunt involving two moving airplanes after the two had BASE jumped from the Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland.
5-star Jungfrau Lodge, Grindelwald from PS699 per person, departing January 6, 2018, including free rail upgrade transfer and return flights from Heathrow to Geneva.
Of course, it's possible to go even higher and take the Jungfrau Railway 13,642 ft to the top of the Jungraujoch with its views of peaks like the Eiger, Monch and Wetterhorn.