Spectacular! These novelties around the world were opened in 2021

Higher, longer, more spectacular! Numerous new attractions have already opened this year around the world. We present eleven of them: from the longest tree path to a huge pedestrian suspension bridge to the tallest hotel in the world. Maybe there is a destination for your next vacation?

Brazil: glass viewing platform at a height of 150 meters

At Mirante do Vale, São Paulo is literally at your feet. A new observation point was recently opened on the 42nd floor of the tallest building in the Brazilian metropolis: the Sampa Sky platform offers two glass boxes that offer spectacular views. Since the floor is also glass, it looks like visitors are floating directly above the city!

The new Sampa Sky viewing platform in the tallest building in the city has two new glass boxes at a height of 150 meters.

This makes it the perfect vantage point for a selfie among the skyscrapers. Or just enjoy the bird’s eye view of the city. Fortunately, the entrance fee is also not dizzying: it is between 30 and 60 Brazilian reals, the equivalent of about five to ten euros.

Cyprus: Dive into the largest underwater forest in the world

In the Ayia Napa Museum of Underwater Sculpture (Musan) you immerse yourself – and the world’s first underwater forest. About 100 trees and other sculptures await you at a depth of between six and twelve meters off the coast of Cyprus. The exhibition at the bottom of the sea is the latest work by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, who wants to use the sculptures to draw attention to the threat to the marine ecosystem.

The artworks are also built with eco-friendly concrete, which can host algae, shells and coral. You visit them on a one-hour diving tour with snorkel or gear and alongside a dive guide.

The museum is located in a marine reserve about 200 meters from the beach of Pernera.

Spain: giant water slide opened in Benicàssim

A new water slide was recently launched in Spain and at 210 meters it is the longest capsule slide in Europe. “Wow” – this is the name of the mega slide in the Aquamara water park in Benicàssim near Castellón.

Several steps lead up to their departure at a height of 30 meters. There you enter a tube and wait for the ground to be ripped out from under your feet – and you will rush down the slide at breakneck speed until you finally splash around in the pool. Have a good year!

Switzerland: Here you will find the longest tree walk in the world

Come on, treetop climbers! In Switzerland, more precisely in the municipality of Laax, the longest tree walk in the world was inaugurated in July 2021. The footbridge of the “Senda dil Dragun”, up to 28 meters high, extends for 1.5 kilometers and offers an unusual view of nature.

You can enjoy the view a little longer on four platforms. You will also learn interesting facts about the flora and fauna and the geological formation of the region from information panels and interactive elements. By the way, you can go up with the elevators. But the descent is also a real highlight, at least when you take the 73-meter-long slide on the Murschetg tower.

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The opening of the tree trail in Laax, Graubünden, is scheduled for summer 2021.

China: The tallest hotel in the world is located in Shanghai

Chances are you’ll have a heavenly night’s sleep at the J Hotel. After all, the hotel, which opened in June 2021, is the tallest in the world! Here guests sleep at a height of 630 meters, if they want to close their eyes with the splendid view of the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai.

The hotel is located on the 128th floor of the Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building in the world with a total height of 632 meters. Incidentally, the prices are also high: a night in the 380 sqm suite costs around 8,700 euros.

The Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world.