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Jungfrau (German, “maiden”), mountain in the Swiss Alps. The Jungfrau is 13,642 ft (4,158 m) high and presents a formidable challenge for mountain climbers. It is also the site of the highest railroad in Europe, constructed between 1896 and 1912. The railway ends at a level pass, 11,333 ft (3,454 m) high, between the Jungfrau and its neighboring peak.

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