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Walk on the wild side: HIGHLINE 179

March 13, 2017

Take a walk on the wild side... just make sure you don't look down!

 

Stretching 1,329 feet long, less than 4 feet wide, and a staggering 376 feet high, the Highline 179 suspension bridge offers an incredible view of castles, Roman ruins, and the Alps.

 

 You can take this wild walk in Reutte, Austria. This beautiful region lies on the border of Austria and southeastern Germany, and is often visited in conjunction with Garmisch and the infamous "Disney Castle" Neuschwanstein, because of its close proximity. And that's exactly what we did- hit the Highline on our way home from Garmisch! We have visited this region during the winter and summer, and both times there have been spectacular views. Doesn't this look like you just stepped into a snowglobe?!

 

 

 

Highline179 is the longest suspension bridge for pedestrians in the world, since being completed in 2014. The bridge extends across air to connect Ehrenberg Castle and the Roman ruins of Fort Claudia. Highline 179 features a (slightly terrifying) perforated walking surface and took a mere 206 days of construction to complete. 

 

 

Visiting the Highline 179 and complex of the four surrounding castle ruins is as pain free as you can get. Check out the FAQ's and our video journal below:

 

Parking: There is a large parking lot on site.

 

Cost: The entrance fee is 8 euro for an adult and 5 euros for children. You can visit the ruins for free but a ticket will be necessary to cross the bridge. 

 

Time: Depending on if you are going to walk the bridge, you may want to plan about 1.5-2 hours here. 

 

Address: Klause 2, 6600 Gemeinde Reutte, Austria

 

Notes: bring cash and wear something you can hike in, with appropriate footwear. Some of the route up to Ehrenberg Castle and Highline 179 is rather steep! 

 

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If you are interested in visiting other areas in the Tyrol region of Austria, you can read about Innsbruck, Austria HERE. If you have questions about visiting Highline 179, leave a comment below!

 

 

  

BON VOYAGE, BABES!! xoxo

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