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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

17 comments

  • Adia K.
    09/26/2021 11:46

    Its beautifully made

  • Corina R.
    09/21/2021 23:54

    look how pretty!

  • Homesafe D.
    09/06/2021 22:27

    Beautiful but Dumb.

  • Homesafe D.
    09/06/2021 22:27

    What's the point of the bridge if it can't be used to walk. Just to see though Looks> usability is dumbness.

  • Plabon I.
    09/06/2021 02:32

    how come we still dont know about it?

  • Tamara A.
    09/05/2021 14:30

    Would never go back to Germany. Waste of money and time. Go to Greece instead

  • Jameel A.
    09/04/2021 21:07

    Eye of Nature

  • Ruby A.
    09/04/2021 19:37

    you should visit this place

  • Azka M.
    09/04/2021 16:55

    Astonishing.....

  • Mel P.
    09/04/2021 14:41

    😍

  • Georgina N.
    09/04/2021 13:42

    Beautiful

  • Ben B.
    09/04/2021 12:10

    I've got one Nice also

  • Mavic S.
    09/04/2021 10:05

    wow

  • Pat P.
    09/04/2021 07:15

    Amazing

  • Niqui C.
    09/04/2021 05:39

    We have Carr Bridge which is similar to that in Scotland, there is a waterfall in front of it

  • Marilyn M.
    09/04/2021 04:53

    Stunning.

  • Theresa P.
    09/04/2021 00:05

    Beautiful

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