First Cliff Walk on First near Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Walking on air. First Cliff Walk
When it comes to breathtaking mountain scenery, it's difficult to top the village of Grindelwald in the centre of the Swiss Alps, flanked as it is 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, and even in the offseason there's still plenty of adrenaline-inducing activity to be found here.
For example, you can take a gondola from the village 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 45 metres over the abyss. The sheer beauty and verticality of the views from this spot are sure to set just about anyone's heart racing.