Weather Permits Light Show on Swiss Jungfrau Mountain for Second Time (PHOTOS)

on January 12 2012 3:44 AM

Giant light installations illuminated the north face of the Jungfrau Mountain in Switzerland on Wednesday night and through the wee hours on Thursday, as the weather was favorable for hosting the light show, which is a part of the celebrations to mark the centenary year of Jungfrau railway.

The light installations, first put on show by artist Gerry Hofstetter on Jan. 1, attracted much international attention and a second illumination is now planned for this week, according to a statement released by the Jungfrau Mountain Railway authority on Jan. 11.

“With fine weather forecast for this week, Hofstetter expects to be back in action from Wednesday to Friday, 11 to 13 January, projecting more attractive images on to the Jungfrau,” the railway authority said.

The Swiss artist projected the flag of Switzerland and a portrait of Adolf Guyer-Zeller, the founder of the Jungfrau railway, onto Jungfraujoch peak in the Bernese Alps.

The Jungfrau railway, Switzerland’s leading mountain railway, first began operations in the year 1921. It carries on average 700,000 passengers every year, from Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch peak. The Jungfraujoch station, at an altitude of 3,454 meters (11,332 feet), is Europe's highest railway station.

Check out the pictures of the spectacular light show that added to the tourists’ experience of seeing the Swiss Alps below a starry night sky.

Hundred Years of Jungfrau Mountain Train

A giant light installation of the flag of Switzerland, by Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter, illuminates the north face of the Jungfrau in the Bernese Oberland Jan. 12, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Hundred Years of Jungfrau Mountain Train

A giant light installation of the flag of Switzerland and a portrait of Adolf Guyer-Zeller, the founder of the Jungfrau railway, illuminates the north face of the Jungfrau in the Bernese Oberland Jan. 11, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Hundred Years of Jungfrau Mountain Train

Light projections illuminate the north face of the Jungfrau mountain, next to the Eiger (L) and Moench (C) mountains, in the Bernese Oberland Jan. 11, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Hundred Years of Jungfrau Mountain Train

Light installation of the flag of Switzerland illuminates the north face of the Jungfrau in the Bernese Oberland Jan. 11, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Hundred Years of Jungfrau Mountain Train

A distant view of the light projections illuminating the north face of the Jungfrau mountain, next to the Eiger (L) and Moench (C) mountains, in the Bernese Oberland Jan. 11, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Hundred Years of Jungfrau Mountain Train

The north face of the Jungfrau mountain in the Bernese Oberland Jan. 11, 2012, is illuminated with giant light installations. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Hundred Years of Jungfrau Mountain Train

A distant view of the light projections illuminating the north face of the Jungfrau mountain, next to the Eiger (L) and Moench (C) mountains, in the Bernese Oberland Jan. 11, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

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