Scary cliff-edge walkway is the latest attraction in Swiss Alps

Written by Alastair McKenzie on 21 September 2015.

First Cliff Walk

The Jungfrau Railways have created a new summit attraction on their adventure mountain above Grindelwald.

The "First Cliff Walk by Tissot*" was officially opened on Wednesday, 16 September 2015, and is now open without restriction throughout the year to all walkers and hikers.

The Jungfrau Railways have invested 1.5 million Swiss francs in the First Cliff Walk. The walkway, which features an approx. 40-metre-long single-rope suspension bridge, has been constructed alongside the steep rock face on the western side of the First summit and the mountain restaurant. It enables the geologically interesting, stratified cliff to be seen up close and makes 'risk-free' (may not feel like that!) vistas across the underlying Alpine pastures, watercourses and waterfall possible.

A winding staircase takes visitors up to the First sun terrace with its 45-metre-long observation platform. The mountain also has an extensive network of hiking trails, the First Flyer – an 800-metre-long zip line – and unique "Trottibike" scooters that can be ridden from Bort to Grindelwald.

*The Swatch Group is supporting the new attraction with its Tissot watch brand.

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