Top 6 Phobia Spots in Switzerland

If you have any kind of phobia, you might not want to look at these pictures! Too late? Well, you could always claim that they must be photoshopped and can't possibly be real... There is some bad news though: These are the most phobia inducing spots in Switzerland, and they are as real as the holes in Swiss cheese!

The outdoor stairs at the Congress Hall in Biel.

These in midair suspended stairs leading to two doors are part of an urban art project attached to the Congress Hall in Biel, Switzerland:

Congress Hall Biel - Escaleras

This diving tower in Bern.

The same artists are responsible for another fear inducing installation in Berne, Switzerland. They contend that there is no possible way of climbing this 13 m/43 ft diving tower as the ladder is actually suspended several meters above ground. However, someone who really wanted to secure the best sunset spot would find a way of climbing it no matter what...

Diving Tower in Bern, Switzerland

The Landscape Promontory in Ticino.

This high scenery platform is part of a project dubbed "Cardada" to relive the southern foothills of the Swiss Alps. We have visited this spot to soak in the most breathtaking views of Ticino. This is certainly another nightmarish spot though if you have a fear of heights...

Landscape Promotory in Ticino, Switzerland

How about spending a night at Hotel Jail in Lucerne?

Feel like spending a night in a former jail? The Hotel Jail was repurposed only a decade or so ago, and if you listen closely at night, you can still hear the voices of dead inmates... At least you have the choice from basic prison cells all the way to the ward's suite!

If Switzerland Were Invaded by Aliens

Hotel Jail Lucerne
Hotel Jail Lucerne

Evolver, Zermatt

Hey there, Mr. and Mrs. Claustrophobic! We have found something special for you... This roller-coaster like structure was designed as a lookout point for the breathtaking view of the Matterhorn. Just be aware that you will have to climb up through the spiral wooden tube to approach the panoramic view some 2,536 m/8,320 ft above sea!

Evolver Zermatt(Image copyright by Joël Tettamanti/ALICE Studio EPFL)

Hammetschwand Panorama Elevator, Bürgenstock

This century old elevator was built into the side of Mt. Bürgenstock above Lake Lucerne. It is a tiny, fast elevator which will whisk you 150 m/500 ft to the peak! The views from the top are magnificent - or magnificently scary! But if you still have some energy left, why not hike the Bürgenstock trail to get away from this phobia spot ASAP?!?

Bürgenstock Elevator
Bürgenstock Hammetschwand Elevator

Have we missed a phobia inducing spot in Switzerland? Or is your heart not beating fast enough after having looked at these pictures? Either way, please let us know your feedback in the comments below...

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5 replies
  1. Lori
    Lori says:

    I don’t have a photo, but you could add the Hammetschwand Elevator and Felsenweg path on Mount Bürgenstock! It’s crazy!


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