On a recent trip to the Alps, we hiked to the Trift bridge and onward to the Trifthütte.  The bridge, a symbol of the area, and of Swiss ingenuity, spans 170 meters across a gorge and 100 meters above the river below.  It is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps.

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The post has been added to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol

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16 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – July 11th

    1. Az, this was an amazing place, although I don’t think we would bring the kids there. The weather could not have been better, I’m not sure I would have crossed this with strong winds! =o)

  1. Great photo! 🙂 My boyfriend and I had plans to hike to Triftbrücke past weekend. Then he injured his shoulder and we’ve had to stayed in Luzern. 😦

  2. Looks unbelievable. What a great photo. You had amazing weather, did you actually walk across the bridge? Any safety harnesses or was it just hold-on-tight? Expensive? I love Switzerland, it’s such an underrated place to visit.

    1. Thanks for your message and for reaching out. Yes, I walked across the bridge. No harnesses are required, just hold on tight to the handrails and go! For about 24 Swiss Francs there is a cablecar (Important to book online in advance!) which you can take about 2/3rds up the valley, but still about 1 hour hike to the bridge. We hiked up from the bottom (about 3hrs to the bridge) & to cross the bridge was free. The harder part of the hike was past the bridge to the Trifthütte (another 3 hours) and was roughly 78 CHF per person per night (including meals). Here is the link to the Triftbahn (cablecar) http://www.grimselwelt.ch/grimsel-experience/transport-lifts/trift-aerial-cable-car/

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