First Cliff Walk near Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Walking on air. First Cliff Walk
For breathtaking mountain scenery, it's difficult to top the village of Grindelwald in the heart of the Swiss Alps, flanked on all sides by towering peaks such as Mannlichen, Faulhorn and the Wetterhorn.
In winter, Grindelwald is home to one of the biggest ski resorts in Switzerland's Jungfrau region, but even in the offseason, there are still plenty of ways to get the adrenaline pumping here. You might want to take a gondola cable car up to a small peak called First, home of the First Cliff Walk observation platform, seen in our photo.
Visitors walk up the metal footbridge that winds along the side of First and onto the platform, which extends out nearly 150ft (46m) over the abyss. The stunning panoramic views from this spot are sure to set anyone's heart racing.