"Piccard-Brücke" am Gurgeler Ferner

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  • Nicolet

    Not only an optical, but also a historical highlight (see description of the landing of Piccard at this point).

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    • July 28, 2020

  • Ida Bogø

    "At the start of the 2017 hiking season, a 142 m long bridge spans the Gurgler Ferner in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, where hikers can now benefit from the safe transition between the two sides of the valley, and the eponymous adventurer family Piccard was named.
    No other tourist attraction, but a necessity is the suspension bridge over the gorge of Gurgler remote dar. The previous transition to the valley floor demanded an alternative, because the risk of rockfall affect the security in this area. In addition, the flood destroyed several times the previously used bridge. In the summer of 2016, work on the project started at an altitude of 2,465m and was completed in just eight weeks in the fall. "
    "The question of finding a name for the building was quickly clarified, and in the spirit of communion it bears the name of the world - famous Piccard research family." Auguste Piccard landed on the Gurgler glacier in May 1931 The historical event helped the mountain village to international fame.In January 2017, grandson Auguste Piccard went in the footsteps of his grandfather and visited Obergurgl-Hochgurgl for the first time. "
    Altitude: West: 2,490 m, East: 2,470 m, Valley: 2,380 m
    Length: 142 m
    Height: 100 m
    Walking width: 0.7 m
    Construction in steel
    Source: obergurgl.com/piccard-haengebruecke

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    • August 24, 2017

  • Bumble-Bee

    In the center of Obergurgl, a bust and inspired capsule of the stratospheric balloon reminds of the emergency landing of Auguste Piccard (komoot.de/highlight/490038).

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    • July 4, 2019

  • Bumble-Bee

    The smaller bridge below the Langtalereckhütte no longer exists (even if the path is still marked).

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    • July 4, 2019

  • Schlafwanderer

    Really a really great experience. Definitely do 😊👍👍👍

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    • August 12, 2020

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