After 23 months of construction, the time had come this weekend: the new hovering and barrier-free observation platform – the Skywalk Königsstuhl – was ceremoniously opened as part of a two-day opening program. Following the motto “Ganz MV zu Gast am Königsstuhl” (All of “Mecklenburg-Vorpommern” visiting Königsstuhl), the visitor platform was officially handed over in the presence of Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), and at the same time, the modernized experience exhibition was reopened.
The Königsstuhl is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Germany. The impressive chalk cliffs on the Baltic Sea attract a large number of tourists every year. However, the existing visitor platform had to be replaced because the transition from the plateau over the Königsgrab was no longer able to cope with the high number of visitors, causing break-offs on the cliffs. Due to its importance for the region and tourism and its special location, the project was of great significance and required a lot of expertise and precision. The new route functions as a circular path that starts on the stable high plateau and spans the Königsgrab with a suspended bridge construction. The construction is barrier-free, thus enabling people with disabilities to enjoy impressive views that were previously impossible.
On Saturday afternoon, the floating platform was opened to the public by Manuela Schwesig, the Prime Minister of “Mecklenburg-Vorpommern”. An important moment for the National Park Center Königsstuhl, which is now finally fully accessible to visitors again. In parallel with the construction of the new visitor platform, the exhibition of the National Park Center Königsstuhl was also modernized and rebuilt.