Among the tourist attractions that receive the most visits throughout the planet are the viewpoints. And the truth is that it is not surprising, because from the heights everything is much better appreciated. In addition, they offer truly spectacular urban and natural landscapes. Of course, there are some that are really impressive, either due to its height, location or its design.
Today in Hard Hobbit To Break We wanted to take a tour of some of the most vertiginous viewpoints in the world. Yes, we mean those that only the bravest can climb. Do you dare to join us?
The Grand Canyon of the Colorado
The first viewpoint on our list could not be other than that of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, located in the Grand Canyon National Park, in the United States. Opened in 2007, it stands no more and no less than 1,200 meters above sea level. Of course, what most impresses is its structure, a glass and steel platform designed by the architect David Jin. The viewpoint is managed by the Hualapai tribe, which charges admission at 24 euros.
The next lookout on our list is The Ledge, which we talked about a few months ago in Hard Hobbit To Break. Located in Chicago, this viewpoint is located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower and impresses because it is a box made entirely of glass. It is 412 meters high and will allow you to enjoy truly amazing views. In fact, on clear days it is possible to see up to four different states: Illinois, Wisconsisn, Indiana and Michigan.
One of the most vertiginous viewpoints in the world is, without a doubt, the Chamonix Skywalk, inaugurated at the end of last year. It is found in the French Alps, specifically at the peak Aiguille du Midi. Located more than 4,000 meters high, it is made up of five layers of glass, making visitors feel as if they are hanging in the air.
We also want to talk about El Púlpito, a place where the word vertigo falls short. Located on the Norwegian coast, the Preikestolen It is a natural viewpoint that is 600 meters above the beautiful waters of the Lysefjorden. To get to this place a walk of about four or five hours (round trip) is necessary, although it is really worth it. Of course, keep in mind that in this gigantic stone platform there are no fences, so if you are not careful you can fall into the abyss. In fact, last year a Spanish tourist fell while taking photos in this dangerous place.
Top of Tyrol
The Top of Tyrol, an Austrian viewpoint that looks out into the abyss at about 3,000 meters high, could not be missing from this list. What is most surprising about this place is that it is built in such a way that stands out from the top of the mountain. Also, the ground is constructed of rolled steel, so you can see the precipice if you look down. Without a doubt, this platform is one of the places from where you can have better views of the Alps.
The Stairway to Nothing
Finally, we want to tell you about the Stairway to Nothing, located in the Austrian Alps. It is a bridge metal suspended 100 meters long that ends in a staircase of 14 steps that go, as its name suggests, towards nothing. The bridge is at the highest point in the country, so the views are truly spectacular.
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