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As holiday skiers get ready to hit the slopes in the Alps, now there is one more attraction to check out between ski runs. The highest suspension bridge in Europe has just opened in the Swiss Alps and cannot be missed!

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Titlis Cliff Walk

The Titlis Cliff Walk is located right in Titlis Engelberg ski resort and is built an impressive 3,000 metres above sea level, making it the highest suspension bridge in Europe. The bridge opened officially to the public over the weekend on Saturday and has been a hit so far!

The best time to visit the bridge is on a sunny and clear day for some astonishing views of the south facing wall of Mount Titlis. The bridge is 1m wide and 100m long and was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Engelberg-Gerschnialp cableway. A walk across this bridge is not for the faint of heart! It will definitely make your knees shake if you’re afraid of heights. But the views are worth it! Looking down, viewers can see almost 500m down into an abyss.

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Experiencing Europe’s greatest heights

The bridge is open for viewers any time the cable car is open and will be included in the ticket price to go up the mountain, which costs around £55. In bad weather the bridge may close but Swiss Tourism doesn’t see the cable car being that popular in winter compared to summer,

“It’s going to be really big next summer as a high-adrenaline kind of new adventure in Switzerland,”

They promise it’s completely safe too. The bridge was designed and constructed by a company that specialises in mountain construction. Materials were brought up the mountain by cable car and helicopter. The bridge can withstand incredible winds and also support up to 500 tonnes of snow!

Want to check out the bridge for yourself? Search for cheap flights to Zurich. From there, you can either grab the airport shuttle at 11pm on Thursdays and Fridays or hire a car and make the 1.5 hour drive yourself.

Imgs: troshy / Flickr cc., titlis.ch

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