SKY HIGH // 14th January 2013
It is worth US$1.6 million. And what do you get for such a price? Europe’s highest suspension bridge. This sky high walk of fame has just opened to the public at Engelberg, a popular ski destination in Switzerland. 100-meter long, the Titlis Cliff Walk hangs along a section of Mount Titlis. It has been built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the cableway linking the towns of Engelberg and Gerschnialp.
Still the question is, what exactly is “sky high”? The Titlis Cliff Walk is about 3,000 meters above sea level. As one can imagine, the view from the bridge is breathtaking and pans as far as 500 meters down “into the abyss of the south wall” on days with good visibility. To get to the bridge, one has to pass through an underground tunnel. It took four months to achieve the whole masterwork.
Located in the Swiss Urner Alps, on the border between Obwalden and Berne, the Mount Titlis was already famous for its revolving cable car connecting Engelberg to the summit of the mountain. The last part of the cable car goes above the glacier offering a view to an illuminated glacier cave from the entrance within the cable car station.