The most beautiful stepped roads in the world
The stepped path is one of the most ingenious human innovations and structures to make the connection between two different levels. In this article, take a look at some of the most beautiful stairs in the world shared by Deutsche Welle.
To reach the 70 million-year-old El Peñón de Guatapé rock, you have to climb 740 steps in a zigzag pattern. Of course, crossing this step is not free. At the top of the cliff you can catch your breath in a small restaurant with a unique view.
*San Juan de Gatzlogatex, Spain*
Fans of the successful Game of Thrones series are well acquainted with this staircase with 237 steps.This staircase is located on the island of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Spain, which leads to a monastery. In the Game of Thrones series, this staircase, of course, leads to Drachtstein Castle.
*Sky Gate, China*
Near the city of Zhangjiajie in Hunan Province, China, there is a mountain called Tianmen, with natural cavities formed inside the rock. This hole is called the sky gate, In order to reach , you have to go through a stepped path with 999 steps.
The Hongshan or Yellow Mountain Range with 72 peaks is located in the south of Anhui Province and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To walk for six hours to the lotus peak at an altitude of 1,864 meters, you have to cross a staircase with 60,000 steps.
*Tiger and Tortelle, Germany*
This steel structure with a length of 220 meters and a height of 20 meters is located in the city of Duisburg and was designed and built by two artists named Hayke Motor and Ulrich Gent. With the exception of the impassable part, the rest of the road is usable and has a beautiful view of the Rhine. On cloudless days, even the city of Düsseldorf can be seen from the top of the structure. More than 880 LED lights at night create a unique view of the staircase.
*Hudson Yards, USA*
One hundred and fifty-five staircases with more than 2,500 steps connect a total of fifteen floors of the ship’s structure (Vessel). The structure is located in the Hudson Yards neighborhood in the Manhattan area of New York, construction of which began in April 2017 and was commissioned in March 2019. This building reminds the viewer of a beehive.
*Stairs to Nowhere, Austria*
To reach this staircase, you must first cross the tallest suspension bridge in Austria. Nowhere does a staircase have only 14 steps and ends at a glass platform that is hung at a height of 400 meters. The staircase is located on the southern wall of the Hoor Dakhtstein mountain in central Austria. The mountain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Austria’s tourist attractions.
*Haiku Sigiriya Stairs, Sri Lanka*
The haiku staircase with 1,200 steps is located on the Sigiriya Rock or the Lion Rock. On this rock there are the remains of a historical castle from the fifth century AD. The castle was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982.
Many Swiss may not even know that the longest staircase in the Guinness Book of World Records, with 11,674 steps, is next to the Nizen Mountain Railway, which is used only once a year in climbing competitions. The train, which runs on a steel cable on a 66-degree slope from Mullen to Nizen at an altitude of 2,336 meters, was inaugurated on June 15, 1910.
*X major, France*
The X-Staircase in the town of Sergey, near Paris, leads to the pedestrian bridge over the River Oasis, which leads to an artificial island. The collection was designed and built by Israeli artist Danny Caravan and Spanish architect Ricardo Buffil.
*Beyrampen Stairs, Norway*
In the port city of Elson, there is a cliff 189 meters high that must be climbed more than 400 steps. It is also possible to visit the beautiful view of the cliff at night due to the use of LED lights on the trail.
*Naughty Valley, Ecuador*
There is a waterfall called the Pailón del Diablo in the area where the Pastaza River falls 80 meters near Buenos Aires. The reason behind its name is the stones in this valley that look like human skulls. A staircase has been built along this waterfall, where hundreds of thousands of tourists undoubtedly get wet every year.
*Stairs to the Vatican Museum*
The staircase of the Vatican Museum was designed in 1932 by Giuseppe Momo, who made it with green marble. The museum, which houses unique works of art and history, receives about 4 million visitors annually. The Vatican Museum was founded in 1506 by Pope Julius II.
*Batu Q, Malaysia*
Fifteen kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves, home to several Hindu temples. In 1920, a staircase with 286 steps was built to make it easier for pilgrims to reach the temples of these caves. More than 1.5 million people visit Batu Kyu annually. Of course, macaque monkeys should be warned where they steal tourists’ belongings.