How to Get High in Europe

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Psssst, wanna get high? Sorry, stoners—not that kind of high. We're talking about Europe's best vantage points for amazing views you simply can't get on the ground floor.


Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

At an elevation of more than 11,000 feet, Switzerland's Jungfraujoch is Europe's highest train station. Take the rail journey to the "Top of Europe" and don't miss the Sphinx Observatory, which offers panoramic views of Europe's longest glacier, the Aletsch.

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