9 of the Best Staircases in the World to Climb
Grazer Burg is one of 9 of the Best Staircases in the World to Climb.

1. Grazer Burg

Hofgasse 15, Graz, Styria
Capitol Building · Innere Stadt · 6 tips and reviews

Viator.comViator.com: The building’s Double Spiral Staircase, or the “Stairs of Reconciliation” as it’s commonly called, are designed to run in opposite directions while conjoining at the end.

The Exorcist Steps is one of 9 of the Best Staircases in the World to Climb.

2. The Exorcist Steps

8.2
3600 Prospect St NW, Washington, D.C.
Scenic Lookout · 42 tips and reviews

Viator.comViator.com: Washington DC’s famous 97 stone steps located at the end of M Street gained some serious attention during the filming of the 1973 hit, The Exorcist.

Escadaria de Selarón is one of 9 of the Best Staircases in the World to Climb.

3. Escadaria de Selarón

9.2
R. Manuel Carneiro (R. Joaquim Silva), Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Historic and Protected Site · Santa Teresa · 300 tips and reviews

Viator.comViator.com: It totals 250 steps covered in tiles collected from countries around the world.

Potemkin Stairs is one of 9 of the Best Staircases in the World to Climb.

4. Potemkin Stairs

8.3
(Потьомкінські сходи)
Приморский бульвар (ул. Приморская), Odesa, Odesa Oblast
Scenic Lookout · 142 tips and reviews

Viator.comViator.com: From the bottom of the steps, a person sees only steps but once he reaches the top and looks down, the steps are invisible, leaving him with a view of just the landings.

Golden Gate Heights Mosaic Stairway is one of 9 of the Best Staircases in the World to Climb.

5. Golden Gate Heights Mosaic Stairway

9.3
Moraga St (btwn 15th & 16th Ave), San Francisco, CA
Scenic Lookout · Golden Gate Heights · 50 tips and reviews

Viator.comViator.com: With over 163 steps, the entire process took more than two and a half years to complete and required a grass-roots approach from the local community to raise necessary funds.

Wayna Picchu is one of 9 of the Best Staircases in the World to Climb.

6. Wayna Picchu

8.6
Parque Nacional Machu Picchu (Machu Picchu), Machu Picchu, Cusco
Mountain · 58 tips and reviews

Viator.comViator.com: Due to the steep climb and slippery terrain, a maximum of 400 climbers are permitted per day. If hiking during the rainy season, be prepared for thick fog and muddy conditions.

Tianmen Mountain is one of 9 of the Best Staircases in the World to Climb.

7. Tianmen Mountain

8.5
(天门山)
Zhangjiajie, Hunan
Mountain · 29 tips and reviews

Viator.comViator.com: There are exactly 999 steps leading up to a temple. The latest addition to the mountain is the “sky walk”, which allows tourists to look down at the massive hole below from clear glass flooring.

Edward James’s Sculpture Garden is one of 9 of the Best Staircases in the World to Climb.

8. Edward James’s Sculpture Garden

9.0
(Jardín Escultórico Edward James)
Calle 20 de Noviembre, Xilitla, San Luis Potosí
Sculpture Garden · 188 tips and reviews

Viator.comViator.com: "Stairway to the Sky" - From the last step, visitors can look out at the entire garden before descending back down.

Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain is one of 9 of the Best Staircases in the World to Climb.

9. Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain

8.7
Heinrich-Hildebrand-Höhe, Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia
Public Art · Wanheim - Angerhausen · 33 tips and reviews

Viator.comViator.com: While the upside down loops are blocked off, the curvy staircase offers visitors captivating views of the Rhine, with the highest stair rising to 49 yards above sea level.