Breathtaking Viewing Platforms WorldwideIt is exhilarating to stand on top of the world admiring the natural beauty of our planetspread beneath us. Bone-chilling ravines, steep cliffs, thundering waterfalls, snow-clad peaks or serene rivers, nature has been very kind to us. You need not be a rock climber or a mountaineer to experience planet Earth in all its glory. We have here, the most amazing viewing platforms that help us do just that. So climb atop one, and take a deep breath as you savor the view.
1. Ørnesvingen Viewing Platform, Norway
2. AlpspiX Viewing Platform, Germany
At the base of Alpspitze peak, visitors will find the AlpspiX Viewing Platform hovering 13 meters (42 feet) over an empty void in the shape of an 'X' with two protruding platforms. The exceptional architecture opens unmatched views towards Zugspitze peak and theHöllental gorge and let visitors experience a spectacular alpine high.
AlpspiX is easy to reach, just 50 meters (164 feet) above the Alpspitze mountain station and next to the mountain station of the Osterfelderkopf lift. Here, the two steel beams with a length of 24 meters (79 feet) of the AlpspiX Viewing Platform jut out 13 meters (42 feet)over an empty void with the other eleven meters (66 feet) anchored in the rock. At the end of the structure, visitors reach a glass wall and have a sensational view of the nearby cliffs, the breathtaking alpine panorama and almost 1000 meters (3281 feet) down into the depths.
3. Aiguille du Midi Viewing Platform, France
4. Pulpit Rock, Norway
5. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Malaysia
6. Rainforest Observation Tower, Panama
7. Grand Canyon Skywalk, USA
8. Aurland Lookout, Norway
9. Dachstein Sky Walk, Austria
10. Canopy Tower, Panama
The top floor of the tower has an unobstructed 360° view. It is a great place to see birds and mammals as well as the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal and the Culebra Cut, the narrowest part of the canal. The octagonal tower is on five levels.