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Bhutan bridge

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Naturpark Pfyn-Finges
Kirchstrasse 6
3970 Salgesch
Tel. +41 (0)27 452 60 60

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - This 134 m long suspension bridge was launched as a project as part of the "UNO - year of mountains 2002" campaign. It was constructed and opened in 2005 together with the Kingdom of Bhutan.

It leads over the Illgraben into the Pfyn Forest and connects the german-speaking with the french-speaking Valais.


The suspended footbridge is 133.71 m long. Four stranded cables with a diameter of 34 mm constitute the main cable. The wooden walkway is 1 m wide. Under maximum permitted load the level of the bridge would drop about 1.3 m. As in Bhutan, the cables are anchored over drums on both sides and cemented in concrete foundations.
The abutment of the west side is 1.51m higher than that on the east side.
A simple skyline crane was previously put up over the Illgraben and served for transportation of the material and construction of the suspension bridge from east to west.

  • child-friendly


All season

Arrival by public transport

Leuk, Bahnhof Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+

The offer has been particularly developed for

  • Third cycle (1st – 3rd grade, lower secondary)
  • Upper Secondary School Classes

Routes in the vicinity

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Walking-tour Illgraben - Bhutan bridge

Length 7 km
Hiking time 2 h 00
Height difference up 250 m
Height difference down 250 m

Hiking trail
Time required: 2 hoursLength: 7.00km
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Walking through Pfyn forest

An exciting walk across the forest of Pfyn/Finges nature reserve. Discover the points of interest in the nature reserve.

Hiking trail
Time required: 4 hoursLength: 14.00km
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Along the water

Easy cycle tour with attractive places by the water.

Bicycle tour
Time required: 2 hoursLength: 15.50km
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Unterems - BhutanBridge - Leuk

Unterems offers a fantastic view in autumn of the fire-red smoke bushes in the rocky steppes on the opposite slopes. From there the walk leads over the Bhutan Bridge through the forest of Pfyn/Finges to Leuk railway station.

Hiking trail
Time required: 4 hoursLength: 12.00km