The Piccard Bridge makes a real highlight either on the loop hiking tour from Obergurgl or on the ascent to Ramolhaus. Primarily, it was built to guarantee a safe crossing of the gorge at Gurgler Ferner glacier. Falling rocks in the area of the old wooden bridge on the valley floor and high water or floods had seriously damaged the hiking trail that connected Langtalereckhütte, Ramolhaus and Hochwildehaus. Thanks to the construction of the new bridge, which spans the dangerous section at an incredible height of 100 meters, the hut to hut hikes have even gained in quality and adventure level. The Piccard adventurer family gave the name to this highly innovative project and there couldn't have been a better choice. In 1931, Auguste Piccard made the little mountain village of Obergurgl world-famous overnight due to his emergency balloon landing at Gurgler Ferner glacier - not far from the newly built bridge.