At 10,000 feet above sea level, the Titlis cliff walk is the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe, and even “the world’s scariest bridge” according to many guidebooks; on clear days, visitors can admire the sweeping view all the way to Italy, including the Uri Alps and some of the distant glaciers and deep crevasses nearby. It hugs the permanently snow capped cliff of Mount Titlis -Central Switzerland's highest mountain- spanning a total of 320 feet, and was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the noteworthy Engelberg-Gerschialp cable railway opening in 1913. Interestingly enough, the bridge was built sporadically over the space of five months as the dramatic weather wouldn’t always allow for construction; most of the materials were transported on the historic Engelberg-Gerschialp cable car. The exhilarating experience cost about two million dollars to build and has welcomed thousands of adrenaline-seeking visitors with nerves as strong as steel cables since its opening.
There are many possibilities as far as exploring Mount Titlis is concerned, either as a half-day trip from Lucerne or a full day trip from Zurich. Several multi-day excursions are also available, like a 2-day Alps tour from Zurich and a 4-Day Switzerland tour from Lucerne to Zurich including Mount Titlis cable car.
Titlis cliff walk is located atop Titlis in Engelberg, deep in the Swiss Alps. It can easily be visited as a day trip from both Lucerne and Zurich via route A2 toll-road and by interregional train to Engelberg. Although crossing the bridge is free, there is a charge for the return cable-car ride up Mount Titlis: return fares are 89 Swiss francs for adults and 50 Swiss francs for children aged 6-15 years old. SBB Half Fare Card, Swiss Pass, Eurail, and Interrail Pass holders are entitled to a 50% discount. The first lift goes up at 8:30 AM and the last one leaves Titlis at 5 PM.
Did You Know? Mount Titlis is home to the world’s first and only revolving gondola, which rotates a full 360 degrees during the five-minute trip up from Stand station to the very tiptop of Titlis, a whopping 9,000 feet above sea level.