Stairway to nothingness – what an inspired name for this hypnotizing 100-meter-long bridge defying the 1,300ft (396 meters) drop below and located in the Austrian Alps, at the Dachstein Glacier resort. Built for travelers with nerves of steel, the bridge meanders around the mountain range then descends fourteen steps into a glass viewing platform. The unconventional bridge took six months to build and is currently the highest in Austria.
Stairway to Nothingness can be accessed via the town of Schladming, a great holiday option for skiing and hiking. You can take the cable car to reach the top and almost touch the gray and pink rocky landscape. Visiting fee for the suspension bridge is about 3Euros, but you can enjoy the dizzying heights for free, if you also visit the Dachstein Ice Palace.
Here is a nice photo capture from the building process. Technical director Karl Höflehner, who oversaw the development of the project, stated: “I am absolutely delighted that we managed to reach agreement with the nature conservation authority, which means that all visitors to the Dachstein can now experience the breathtaking sensation of being suspended above the rock face as they gaze over the Alps.” Enjoy the views!