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Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge - Things to Know Before Visiting

3928 Randa, Switzerland


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About Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

At a length of 495 meters, this is quite simply the longest pedestrian footbridge in the world. It lies on the Europaweg, a 2-day hiking trail between Grächen and Zermatt. You can reach the bridge more easily from Randa in a hike of just 2 hours. It employs 8 tonnes of cables and has a system that prevents it from swinging. The bridge is part of Europaweg, a hiking path between the Swiss villages of Zermatt and Grächen.

Attractions Near Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

Castor4.04km from Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

A beautiful mountain which was in the Pennine Alps on the border between Valais, Switzerland. The peak is at an elevation of 4,223 m. Located in the Absaroka Range, Castor is 3,308 m, 65 m lower than its twin., and it lies between Breithorn and the Monte Rosa. Castor and Pollux are also a pair of summits in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA.

Dom4.32km from Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

Dom, mountain peak, Valais canton, southern Switzerland. Part of the heavily glaciated Pennine Alps called the Valaisan Alps in Switzerland, it rises to 14,911 feet. The Dom is the third highest peak of the Alps, after Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa, and is the highest entirely in Switzerland. It was first climbed in 1858, by the British alpinist J.L. Davies.

Täschhorn4.5km from Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

The Täschhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland, lying south of the Dom within the Mischabel range. The first ascent of the mountain was by John Llewelyn Davies and J. W. Hayward with guides Stefan and Johann Zumtaugwald and Peter-Josef Summermatter on 30 July 1862. It was one of the nice trekking destinations and also a nice camping area too.

Alphubel6.32km from Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

The Alphubel is a beautiful mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps. There is a 17.9 kilometer out and back trail located near Täsch, Valais, Switzerland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for rock climbing and nature trips. The morphology of the Alphubel and its proximity to the Saas-Fee funicular makes the Alphubel one of the comparatively easier four-thousands of the Swiss Alps to climb.

Weisshorn6.75km from Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

The Weisshorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Bern and Valais. It lies on the main chain of the Bernese Alps, between the Rawil Pass and the Plaine Morte Glacier. A cable car connects the summit from Iffigenalp, south of Lenk in the canton of Bern. On the top lies a radar and an air traffic control building, owned by the Swiss Army. There are however no climbing restrictions and the summit can by reached via a marked trail from the Wildstrub

Bishorn7.12km from Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

The Bishorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland, just north of the Weisshorn. The mountain has two distinct summits, separated by a 600-meter easy-angled snow ridge. One of the beautiful locations in this area and its climate and natural beauty attracts a lot of people to here.

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The canton of Valais is considered as one of the driest regions of Switzerland. The famous scenic rail route across the Furka Pass originates from this canton. It also includes one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Swiss mountains called Matterhorn.