Castles and Bouncy Bridges in the Austrian Alps

07/19/2016 04:30 pm ET Updated Jul 20, 2017

TheᅡᅠMy Way Alpine Europe TourᅡᅠI'm leadingᅡᅠis well underway, as we hopscotch across borders through the Alps.ᅡᅠAfter a memory-packed day traveling from the Dolomitesᅡᅠto Bavaria, we popped back into Austria for an early-evening hike to a ruined castle (Ehrenberg, above Reutte) and a wobbly ramble over a very long and very high suspension bridge. My friend Armin dreamed up, spearheaded, and now manages this exciting new activity that's bringing lots of visitors to his little town. We'reᅡᅠ400 feet above ourᅡᅠteeny tour bus, at the point where three valleys convergeᅡᅠ-- a strategic location since this was the Roman Via Claudia. The joy on our group's faces shows the fun in mixing exhilarating experiences with historical sights.

(My tour assistant, Trish Feaster, also blogged about our adventure in Reutte at her website,ᅡᅠThe Travelphile.)

This is Day 60 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I lead tours, research my guidebooks, and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Vienna, the Alps, the Low Countries, England, and beyond. Find more on my travel blog.

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