You don’t think that humans can fly? Check out these sky high activities in Europe to see all the ways that you can feel the wind beneath your imaginary or man-made wings!
Skydiving (Switzerland & Germany)
Switzerland and Germany have some of the most spectacular locations for skydiving in Europe. In Interlaken, Switzerland you can skydive between snowy mountains, see huge glaciers and beautiful blue lakes. It is a great way to see the amazing panoramic views over the Swiss Alps from a helicopter skydive. Another skydiving hotspot is Unterschüpf, Germany. It is a little town and instead of snowy mountains, you’ll see numerous picturesque hills and the villages of Bavaria.
Zip World (United Kingdom)
Zip World Velocity is the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe! The adventure takes you through other smaller zip lines to build up your confidence for the main attraction. From the tops of the Zip World Velocity you’ll see stunning views of Isle of Man on a clear day! It is an absolute must if you love the feeling of flying and the wind on your face.
Wingsuit Flight (Switzerland)
Wingsuit flying is the sport of gliding through the air using a wingsuit which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift. It essentially is the closest thing to natural flight as humanly possible. Switzerland is probably the best place to spread your man-made wings to fly above the trees, valleys, rivers and streams of this beautiful country. You can’t miss this if you’re an adrenaline junkie!
BASE Jumping (Norway)
BASE jumping is parachuting of wingsuit flying from a fixed structure or cliff. Kjerag Mountain in Lysefjord, Norway is more popular for the former aspect of BASE jumping. It is also a recommended location for beginners to get their first memorable experience. At 3,300 feet above the fjord, Kjerag towers above the other peak along the Lysefjord and attracts BASE jumpers from all over the world.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
This is tamest high-altitude activity list, but it’s the one that gives you the most time to enjoy and take in the view. One of the best places to ride a hot air balloon are in the Loire Valley in France, where the scenery includes impressive castles, vineyards, stone villages and sunflower fields. Istria, Croatia, known as the “The Croatian Tuscany,” offers a view of huge rolling hills, thick oak forests and the 13th century Romanesque-Gothic bell tower. Finally, see mountain landscapes, Swiss chalets and villages in the city of Gstaad, Switzerland.
BONUS:The Highest Beer Garden in Germany
The Zugspitze is Germany’s highest peak and home to 3 glaciers, a ski resort, multiple restaurants and Germany’s highest beer garden. It is definitely one of the coolest beer gardens in the world. Although it takes some effort to reach this sprawling terrace—accessible only by cable car or foot—it’s undoubtedly worth it to take in views of the Alps with a cold beer in your hand.