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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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116 comments

  • Iluminado J.
    09/19/2019 17:59

    Tahum SIR

  • Rochelle W.
    09/04/2019 23:40

    Beautiful

  • Rosario S.
    09/01/2019 02:27

    Que bello es este paisaje

  • Gil M.
    08/31/2019 23:00

    WOW it is so >>>

  • NM M.
    08/30/2019 19:32

    ألذكي من أختار ألموقع ، ومن بناء هذا ألجسر*

  • New R.
    08/30/2019 13:51

    ehdi Bouzouita

  • Clemento L.
    08/30/2019 04:19

    Beautiful 💓

  • Gonza M.
    08/29/2019 15:34

    Beautiful. Pic.

  • Angela C.
    08/28/2019 12:16

    How come sometimes there's a road under the bridge?

  • Kiran K.
    08/28/2019 06:06

    have you been there..??

  • Cristina B.
    08/27/2019 22:49

    So beautiful, it’s priceless.

  • Jo R.
    08/27/2019 08:01

    Beautiful work!

  • Vivian L.
    08/27/2019 04:48

    😍

  • Julita B.
    08/27/2019 01:25

    What a sight! ❤ Wonderful work of art!

  • Dimpy G.
    08/25/2019 18:19

    So beautiful

  • Sri A.
    08/24/2019 22:40

    Very beautiful

  • Ronald G.
    08/24/2019 07:25

    stunning 😍

  • Shahbaz M.
    08/24/2019 03:30

    Will you go there...???

  • Guillermina G.
    08/23/2019 22:49

    Que bellesa!!!

  • Ruby Y.
    08/23/2019 16:33

    The Bridge was arched perfectly when you looked at Reflection in the water its a perfect circle. Why not reinforce it so it can be use the way a bridge be use. Oh now we realized how the bridge has gotten its name. The Devils Bridge Its Forbidden.