After a few years of grounded travel, take it up a notch by walking the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, a new sky-high architectural marvel in the Czech Republic.
Sky Bridge 721, which opened in May after two years of construction, is a new attraction named for the 721 m (nearly half a mile) it spans in the foothills of the Jeseniky Mountains. Hanging more than 95 m above the cloud-shrouded valley and the Mlynsky Stream, it offers panoramic views on a heart-pumping walkway that is less than 4 ft. wide.
No climbing or skiing skills are needed to get your mountain high here. Bragging rights will only require a dose of courage to walk across the bridge.
A 2.5-hour drive (about 124 miles) from Prague, Dolni Morava mountain resort on the Czech Republic–Poland border has already been luring travelers with a love of high-elevation thrills. Along with its ski slopes, it has an alpine roller coaster (purported to be Europe’s second longest), and another “walk in the clouds” attraction, the Sky Walk—a curved wooden walkway and a 100-m-long slide that descends 55 m in a twisting spiral. Sky Bridge 721 has usurped the current Guinness World Record for longest pedestrian suspension bridge, gaining 154 m on the previous record holder, Baglung Parbat Footbridge in Gandaki province, Nepal.
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