Secret Alliance: The Mystery of the Devil’s Bridge that no one can pass

Rakotzbrücke is located in a German park which, due to its beauty and many plant species, protected UNESCO …


Rakotzbrücke or the Devil Bridge in the east of Germany was built to see the full circle thanks to the reflections in the water. The name owes superstition from the past because bridges that seem to resist the gravity believe that only demon can be built. According to local tales, such bridges also came into being as an alliance with supernatural creatures who in turn would seek the soul or child of the one who decides to build.

Rakotzbrücke is made of stone that came from remote quarries in the German mountains, so one of the interesting things is that local materials were not used.

The bridge in Kromla is a favorite motif for all photographers walking in the park, but walking is prohibited in order to preserve it. Apart from the bridge itself, it is worth to see the rest of the park. Due to its beautiful nature and numerous plant species it was protected by UNESCO.

Those who have seen the bridge say that it is best to visit the moat when, due to the combination of colorful leaves and clouds rising above the water, it is overwhelming. Observation of the bridge is permitted, but the crossing is strictly forbidden; since last year it’s in recovering process.

12 thoughts on “Secret Alliance: The Mystery of the Devil’s Bridge that no one can pass

  1. tayaramuse says:

    I think visitin Devil’s bridge is every photographer’s dream – I for one looking forward to the day when I can capture this beauty. Thank you for the fascinating story behind the bridge, I am truly glad that efforts are in place to protect it.


  2. Jackie @ Enjoy Travel Life says:

    Devil’s Bridge creates an incredible, gravity-defying image and I love the optical illusion, but what an ominous legend: supernatural creatures who seek the soul or child of the builder? YIKES! I think I’ll enjoy it from a distance. Thankfully, you’ve truly captured its beauty here for me to safely see. 😉


  3. 2 Backpackers says:

    Wow, such a beautiful bridge and such a grim tale behind this lovely structure! I have never seen such a type of bridge before. It is good that no one is allowed to climb over the bridge now for its preservation. But I gues someone flouted the rule and went over the bridge!

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