The second longest swing pedestrian bridge of the world belongs to the famous Ehrenberg Castle Ensemble.
Image gallery: Suspension bridge “highline179″
East of Reutte the Ehrenberg Castle Ensemble with its four fortifications is located. The castle area of the ruin of Ehrenberg and Fort Claudia were connected some years ago with a swing pedestrian bridge in Tibetan style, which astonishes all visitors. The bridge was planned by the architect and manager of the Ehrenberg Castle Ensemble, Armin Walch. Also the beginning of the works was really special: a drone flew a silk thread from one hillside to the other, from one complex to the opposite one and laid the foundation of the “highline179″. It is named after the state road 179, which runs under the suspension bridge.
The “highline179″ is 406 m long, 114.60 m aboveground and offers pure thrills for the young and the old. The 1.20 m broad bridge combines 120 floor elements. In addition to its own 70 tons of weight, the suspension bridge can carry up to 500 persons at a time - and this also in strong winds.
The bridge is accessible within a hike along the “Historic Path” (30 minutes), starting at the visitor centre. From the bridge you have a wonderful panoramic view. From 2014 until 2017 the “highline179″ was the longest suspension bridge for pedestrians of the world and therefore also listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Then in summer 2017, the 494 m long Europe Bridge in Zermatt (Switzerland) was opened…
Where: near the Ehrenberg Castle Ensemble, east of Reutte
Characteristics: second longest swing bridge of the world
Further information: phone: +43 5672 62007, firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours: all-the-year
daily from 8 am to 10 pm
8.00 Euros (vending machine)