BEYOND THE EDGE
Here’s a collection of some of the world’s most fascinating, some terrifying,
yet beautiful skywalks and vantage points, putting you right beyond the edge.
Getting high is an experience! Beware, this is not for the faint hearted.
Glacier Skywalk - Canada
The Glacier Skywalk definitely makes the list as a one-of-a-kind must-see and must-go place if you are a trill seeker and in love with heights. The gravity-defying, glass-floored observation walkway extends and overhangs a 280-metre high cliff right above the Sunwapta Canyon. Experience a spectacular view of the giant glaciers and snow-capped mountain peaks of the Canadian Rockies.
Address: Icefields Pkwy, Banff, AB T0E 1E0, Canada
Phone: +1 866 606 6700
O Stezka v oblacích (Sky Walk) - Dolni Morava, Czech Republic
With it’s mountain-top location, the Dolni Morava Sky Walk is often nestled in the clouds. Adventure seekers can wind their way upwards along the wood and steel walkway of this rollercoaster-ish looking structure. Along the way, enjoy an endless 360 degree view surrounding the Králický Sněžník mountain where the Sky Walk is built into. Once you reach the top, you can opt for a ‘express’ journey down via the helter-skelter slide. This is certainly not for the faint-hearted!
Address: 561 69 Dolní Morava, Czechia
Phone: +420 602 378 150
AlpspiX Viewing Platform - Grainau, Germany
At the base of the Alpspitze mountain is a X-shaped, steel criss-cross walkway which cantilever over the Höllental Valley. The 1000-metre high AlpspiX viewing platform puts you beyond the edge, with panaramic picturesque view of the German Alps.
Address: Alpspix Ausichts plattform, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Phone: +49 8821 7970
Sea to Sky Gondola & Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge - Squamish, British Columbia
Take a 10 minute gondola ride to an out-of-this-world magical adventure. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Shannon Falls and surrounding costal mountains during the ride. Adjacent to the gondola terminal is a 9,000 square foot Summit Lodge. Throughout the Summer months, an annual Friday Sunset Music Series takes place every Friday night with musical performances and a summer-inspired barbecue menu against the backdrop of the setting sun at the lodge’s restaurant. Multiple viewing platforms around the lodge provides unparalleled perspectives to the landscapes around Howe Sound. Not to be missed is a 100-metre long Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, offering visitors a 360 degree view of the high alpine and fjord beneath. Check out the website for a full list of exciting nature adventures and cool events you can experience.
Address: 36800 British Columbia 99, Squamish, BC V0N 3G0, Canada
Phone: +1 604 892 2550
Dachstein Glacier - Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria
The incredible high alpine world of the Dachstein Glacier is one of the top attractions and popular ski destination of Austria, location above the town of Ramsau am Dachstein. It’s a permanent winter wonderland throughout the entire year. A 10-minute trip on the Dochstein panorama gondola lift transports you right to the top of Styria’s highest peak. Explore the stunning breathtaking glacier views with a selection of facilities, such as the glass floor Sky Walk or the unique nerve-wreaking glass viewing platform suspended by a 14-steps metal staircase visitors can stand on called the “Stairway to Nothingness”. If you have time and nerves for 1 more experience, try walking on Austria’s highest, Dachstein suspension bridge linked to the Dachstein Ice Palace.
Address: Dachstein Gletscherbahn RamsauSchildlehen 79, A - 8972 Ramsau am Dachstein
Phone: +43 3687 22042 810
Stegastein - Aurland, Norway
If you are taking a holiday to Flåm, like the rest of the hundred thousand travellers who visits the scenic destination yearly, you can consider visiting the famous Stegastein Viewpoint of Aurland. The sky-high platform of steel and laminated pine wood is quite a popular tourist spot from Flam, jutting 30-metres from the side of the mountain, placing you over top of the Aurlandsfjord. The viewpoint welcomes visitors all year round to view its spectacular changing seasons of the surrounding mountainscape.
Address: Bjørgavegen 83, 5745 Aurland, Norway
Phone: +47 57 63 33 13
Unkai Terrace & Sky Walk (Sea of Clouds) - Hokkaido, Japan
The gondola from the base of Tomamu’ Hoshino Resort lifts you up above the clouds, to Hokkaido’s famous Unkai Terrace. Situated 1,088-metre high above sea level, you are able to experience an endless white sea of “Unkai” or also known as “sea of clouds” in english. At the Unkai Terrace, you can experience the Unkai from different view points. Try the “Cloud Walk”, a cloud shaped observation walkway protruding from a slope.
Address: Nakatomamu, Shimukappu, Yufutsu District, Hokkaido Prefecture 079-2204, Japan
Phone: +81 167 58 1111
Trauttmansdorff Viewing Platform, Trauttmansdorff Castle - Meran, Bolzano, Italy
South Tyrollean architect and designer Matteo Thun designed the ‘binoculars’ shaped, almost transparent viewing platform located within the grounds, or should i say, the sky above the botanical gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, offering an endless panoramic view of Merano. The steel grid platform pokes out through the lush mountainside, giving a feeling of being suspended in mid-air. The medieval castle grounds is home to 80 natural and cultivated themed gardens, as well as a number of exotic and rare plants.
Address: St. Valentin Street 51/A, 39012 Merano BZ, Italy
Phone: +39 0473 255620
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