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Devil’s Bridge Germany: Kromlau Bridge Rakotzbrücke

A “devil’s bridge” is a term used for dangerous looking bridges throughout Europe that were built during the Medieval Time (1000-1600 A.D.). Devil’s Bridge Germany is one great piece of architecture. The Devil’s Bridge has been a term attributed to these skimpy yet strong bridges because the construction of them seemed so impossible that only the devil could have created them. Just by a glance they may look a little bit fragile but after surviving multiple hundreds of years I am sure they are safe (don’t take my word).

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Devil’s Bridge Germany Facts:

Kromlauer Park is located in Saxony Germany and contains around 200 acres of beautiful landscape with Gothic architecture within. The most famous part of Kromlauer Park is the Devil’s Bridge that crosses the Rakotzsee, hens the name Rakotzbrücke. Constructed around the bridge are just as lovely stone sculptures. What is so breath-taking is view of the bridge during sunset as it create a beautiful water reflection of a full circle. Visitation of the bridge takes place from a nearby walking path. You can not actually walk on the bridge for conservation purposes.

Furthermore, this bridge would be a perfect spot for a romantic getaway. I can image many wedding proposals even happening here. The beauty of this bridge is beyond words. Also, photos do not do justice, so go and visit it yourself!

More Photos of the Kromlau Bridge:

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  1. Just a note, rakotzbrucke was built in 1860. It’s designed to *look* medieval, but it’s not– it’s high german romanticism.


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