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Mount Titlis: future home to Europe’s highest suspension bridge

Titlis Bridge

Mount Titlis conjures images of delicate white snow, breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views of Engelberg and skiers flying down the mountain left, right and centre.

Now when people think of Mount Titlis they’ll also think of something else: a 100-metre-long suspension bridge which sits 3000 metres above sea level. Titlis Rotair has started building this great new addition to Central Switzerland’s largest ski and snowboard destination as a mark on Engelberg-Gerschnialp’s 100th anniversary since its first operation on the 21st of January 1913.

The project is estimated to cost CHF1.3m and is planned to be finished by the end of November 2012. However, due to snow and weather conditions it may not be opened until the end of winter.

Director of Australia & New Zealand of Switzerland Tourism, Evelyn Lafone, says the new bridge complements the existing attractions on Titlis’s glacier park and will bring visitors even closer to the Alps. This will ultimately allow them to experience the height, vastness and pure majesty of the mountains from the most impressive of platforms.

The route to the bridge will lead guests from the mountain station through a 140m underground tunnel and onto the viewing platform at the south wall window. The suspension bridge will connect the south wall window to the Ice Flyer glacier chair lift station. With the utmost safety, this new 100-metre long, one metre wide suspended cable construction, tourists will be able to enjoy stunning panoramic views half a kilometre down into the abyss of the Titlis south wall.

Existing attractions on Mount Titlis to enjoy include the glacier park, snow-tubing, a number of glacier trails, glacier caves, a variety of mountaineering activities, dining and shopping.

For more information on Titlis,you can visit www.titlis.ch or www.myswitzerland.com

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