The highest suspension bridge in Europe just opened up on a mountaintop in Switzerland. The 100-metre-long bridge was built last year atop Mount Titlis, a mountaintop tourist attraction on a glacier in the middle of the country. The bridge is 3,000 metres above sea level and about 500 metres above the ground at its highest point. Add to that wind gusts of up to 200 km/h at times, and you’re probably going to want to hang on to the railings pretty tight.
To compare, Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge is longer at 137 metres across but it’s only 70 metres above the ground at its highest point.
This isn’t the first record for Mount Titlis. The new bridge opened last month, in time for the 100th anniversary of the Engelberg-Gerschnialp cableway that runs up the mountain. That opened in 1913 and now hoists the world’s first rotation gondola — the floor of the gondola rotates a full 360 degrees as it climbs.
Beyond taking a dizzying walk across the bridge (which you can do for free), you can also take a wander through a glacier cavern, go snow tubing, or grab lunch at one of the restaurants up there.