Eastern Switzerland demonstrates the ecological approach in every possible side of life. Mogelsberg has a new tourist attraction in the form of a beautiful treetop walkway that rises up to 50 metres off the forest floor, Local.ch reported.
The first-ever treetop walk allows people to experience the flora and fauna in a whole new way. The pram-friendly canopy walk is open daily until October and entry costs 15 francs for adults and 8 francs for children.
Switzerland is known for its innovative and original approach to the welcoming tourists. The new walkway in Mogelsberg, near the city of St Gallen and its UNESCO-protected abbey, offers unbelievable picturesque views over the Necker Valley. The local people and tourists from all over the world can even see as far off as the dramatic Churfirsten mountain range and the Appenzellerland region.
Of course, the architectors didn’t forget about the kids and family spirit: there is also a forest playground for children underneath the walkway, along with barbeque areas.
To construct the walkway, a first for Switzerland, the authorities spent around 3 million francs according to regional daily St Galler Tagblatt. to make the tree-top walkway solid and safe, over 60 tonnes of steel were used. The St Gallen authorities hope the canopy walk 50 metres off the forest floor will help boost tourism in a region which is often overlooked by visitors.
An entry to the wonderful tree-top walk costs 15 francs for adults and 8 francs for children.