There are a lot of reasons to love the Dolomite Mountains. They’re criss-crossed by some of the most breathtaking trails in Italy. They’re dotted with alpine lakes to rival Lake Como. And they’re home to some of Europe’s finest ski resorts and winter towns. But there’s another reason thrill-seekers may want to visit the Dolomites — specifically Mount Kronplatz, the location of a giant swing that sways over the majestic mountains almost 7,500 feet above sea level.
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How to try the Mount Kronplatz swing
Mount Kronplatz is located in the South Tyrol province of northern Italy. In the winter, it’s a popular ski resort that’s known for being easily accessible by train. During the warmer months, the area becomes a veritable playground for hikers, mountain bikers, and swimmers — not to mention gravity-defying swingers, evidently.
Nicknamed the Skyscraper, the Mount Kronplatz swing is no ordinary swing. The exhilarating attraction hoists riders 50 feet in the air on a cable winch and propels them through the air attached to steel ropes. Riders can fly through the air Superman-style, meaning head first, or in a standard seated position. Either way, safety gear like harnesses and helmets are guaranteed.
For such an adrenaline-inducing experience, there are surprisingly few requirements to hop on the Mount Kronplatz swing. Riders must be eight years old, but there are no height or weight restrictions like you might encounter for roller coasters or other thrill rides. The Mount Kronplatz swing operates every day between the beginning of June and the end of October from 10 AM to 4 PM. It costs 15 euros per rider, and reservations aren’t required.
It’s not for the faint of heart, but if you dare, the Mount Kronplatz swing has to be one of the most exciting ways to take in the everlasting beauty of the Dolomite Alps.