Anyone who has been on the B179 near Reutte recently will certainly have noticed a suspension rope bridge spanning the valley up at a vertigo-inducing height, bringing together the Ehrenberg Ruins and Fort Claudia. The pedestrian suspension bridge is called “highline179″. This is the name given to the lofty crossing of the B179, which is known far beyond the borders of Tyrol. Since November 2014 courageous visitors can make the most of the opportunity and test their head for heights on highline179.
For all those for whom the mere sight of the bridge is enough, in the mountain pass area Landgasthof Klause is there to provide a place to stop for some refreshments. There is also the museum at the Ehrenberg Ruins and the new nature exhibition– Der Letzte Wilde – to call in on.
More information about the history and the significance of the Ehrenberg Ruins, the museum and the nature exhibition can be found at Ehrenberg Ruins.
General information for visitors
Prams and children’s accessories, large rucksacks etc. cannot be brought on to the bridge. Storage is available at entrance areas. No liability is accepted for items which are stored.
|Height of the bridge:||114,60 metres|
|Length of the bridge:||406 metres|
|Path width:||1,2 metres|
|Bridge supported:||by 4 supporting cables, each 60 mm diameter|
|Safety:||8 rock anchors, each driven 17 metres into the ground|
|Dead weight:||70 tonnes|
|Bridge load:||max. 500 people|