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One of the most beautiful bridges in the world

This amazing bridge looks like something out of a fairy tale. But it really does exist in a natural park in Germany.

Crossing the aging relic is prohibited in order to preserve it

It’s like something out of a fairy tale but this bridge really does exist. Considered one of the most beautiful in the world, it was hand-built during the second half of the 19th century. Found in eastern Germany, it’s about 6 kilometers from the border with Poland. Located in a natural park open to all, great care is taken with its appearance so as not to disturb the site’s beauty. On each end of the bridge, basalt columns have been placed to imitate natural structures found elsewhere in the country. The bridge itself is built entirely from a variety of local stones. To ensure it fits harmoniously with the landscape, the arch has been carefully designed to form a full circle when reflected in the water. This feature has made the bridge famous and a tourist attraction.

While the bridge (as with all the others) was created by mortal hands, its builders did seem to hold the aesthetics of the bridge in higher regard than its utility. Either end of the Rakotzbrücke is decorated with thin rock spires created to look like natural basalt columns, which occur in many places in Germany. In addition, the curvature of the bridge is designed to be one half of a perfect circle, so that when the waters are still and the light is right, it creates the illusion of a complete stone circle. The bridge is best visited during the fall when the foliage adds an element of wonder to the already surreal view. This bridge is located in Kromlauer Park in Eastern Germany and is best accessed by driving. While viewing the bridge is welcome, crossing the bridge is strictly prohibited. As of June 2018, the bridge was reported as being under renovation. Today, it’s forbidden to cross the bridge to avoid damaging it. Called Rakotzbrücke, it is also known as “the Devil’s Bridge”.

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08/11/2019 6:32 AM
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  • Dré M.
    05/13/2020 13:12

    you know you gotta go 😍

  • Jah D.
    05/12/2020 21:39

    There are hundreds of bridges like this found all across Europe. It was particularly trendy in the late middle ages.

  • Kat V.
    05/12/2020 14:48

    wollen wir uns das mal anschauen??

  • Jen D.
    05/12/2020 14:47

    Amazing.

  • Amanda N.
    05/12/2020 13:18

    here you go, something worth visiting 🥰

  • GlorJuani H.
    05/12/2020 11:54

    If I were given any chance, I'd name it "The Angel's Passage".

  • Hajera M.
    05/12/2020 11:29

    Amazing!

  • Kosheila T.
    05/12/2020 10:50

    have you been to this place?

  • Teddy L.
    10/27/2019 20:48

    Beautiful

  • Judy-Ann E.
    10/25/2019 21:01

    hiya

  • Edith K.
    10/18/2019 10:41

    Some people have such vision to create such a wonder

  • Loretta S.
    10/16/2019 18:06

    Full circle eternity

  • Loretta S.
    10/16/2019 18:05

    Beautiful

  • Susan B.
    10/16/2019 18:04

    Odd that bridges like this are called devil’s bridges, we have come across a couple in our travels Looks like something that could be in Lord of the Rings.

  • Waad I.
    10/16/2019 15:40

    it looks like a bridge in Syria in Tartous https://www.facebook.com/523216844445552/photos/pcb.1802473699853187/1802473146519909/?type=3&theater

  • Lynne Y.
    10/16/2019 11:02

    Reminds me of Telford's at Ironbridge 💙

  • Angel D.
    10/16/2019 06:52

    Built 1515-1518 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAuPKeYQp4k

  • Addie R.
    10/15/2019 17:42

    right next to Poland!

  • June T.
    10/15/2019 14:37

    , ... Really??

  • Peter v.
    10/15/2019 08:10

    Beatyful, i did not no this exist. It is 5/6 ours with the car from my place

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