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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”.

Brut. Nature

08/11/2019 6:32 AM
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  • Agnes H.
    08/11/2019 06:53

    Pak

  • Nafila S.
    08/11/2019 06:55

    Really amazing

  • Gerald F.
    08/11/2019 07:18

    babe wanna go to Germany?

  • Amanda N.
    08/11/2019 07:41

    😱😍

  • Silvia S.
    08/11/2019 07:43

    It's being renovated until early '21 probably, which means there's a fence around the now dried out lake (which makes for poor pictures), so don't bother going there until it's finished..

  • Sasha J.
    08/11/2019 07:56

    Posts like these lure tourists from all over the world to small squares and just besiege them to elicit a beautiful Instagram photo.

  • Lucri Ç.
    08/11/2019 08:12

    Remind me the movie of the lord of the rings

  • Zadi R.
    08/11/2019 08:12

    Wow!!! Full of Magic this Place*⭐✨🌸💚😍💕 Txx 4share!! ✨

  • Carl B.
    08/11/2019 09:00

    Magical

  • Virginia P.
    08/11/2019 09:15

    Beautiful

  • Tracy G.
    08/11/2019 09:45

    ... tick! ... 😀👍

  • Sejal S.
    08/11/2019 10:08

    ?

  • Béla N.
    08/11/2019 10:26

    There is a very similar bridge in Italy, near Pentolina

  • Jane N.
    08/11/2019 10:34

    Oh dear, crossing it is banned, what a shame 😅

  • Coleen P.
    08/11/2019 11:09

    I want to go there!

  • Lado L.
    08/11/2019 11:09

    on the list

  • Vlado K.
    08/11/2019 11:30

    Seems like a piece of Hpeiros, resettled in Germany.

  • Malik A.
    08/11/2019 11:41

    :O ;)

  • Marian V.
    08/11/2019 12:30

    ...this is so cool!

  • Mateus C.
    08/11/2019 13:44

    vomo