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18 November 2023, 23:28

The Rakotzbrücke Bridge is both a magical and diabolical structure

The Rakotzbrücke Bridge is both a magical and diabolical structure
The Rakotzbrücke Bridge, also known as the Devil's Bridge, is an architectural wonder that attracts visitors from all over the world with its unique design and mystical atmosphere.

This basalt arch over the water was built in the 1860s and still amazes many with its appearance. Since basalt was not available in these lands, it had to be brought from Switzerland and Bohemia.
Source: kromlau-online.de
Source: kromlau-online.de
The bridge is famous for its circular arch, which creates a perfect reflection in the water below, forming a complete circle, especially when the weather is calm. Thanks to the optical illusion, this building was called the "Devil's Bridge". According to legend, only the devil could build something so perfect.

The surrounding park of azaleas and rhododendrons adds even more charm, especially during the blooming season, when bright colors frame the bridge and reflect in the water, creating a surreal landscape.
Source: kromlau-online.de
Source: kromlau-online.de
Like many other historical monuments, the Rakotzbrücke bridge has many legends in its treasury.

It is believed that the little-known architect and the devil made an agreement according to which the former will receive an amazing bridge, and the latter will take the soul of whoever wants to cross the stone structure to the other side of the river first. The architect agreed, but outwitted the devil by sending a black cat across the bridge first.

Locals believe that anyone who sails a boat under the Rakotzbrücke bridge during a full moon will receive supernatural powers. At the same time, you cannot touch the water with your hands or look at your reflection.
Source: kromlau-online.de
Source: kromlau-online.de
The disappearance of two Swedish tourists in the forest in 1983, who were last seen just near the Rakotzbrücke bridge, is also associated with supernatural phenomena.

Rakotzbrücke Bridge is not just a bridge connecting two points, but as a symbol of human creativity that organically merges with the natural world. Its appeal lies not only in its picturesque design, but also in the legends and myths that surround it, adding to the charm of an already extraordinary place.

Source: kromlau-online.de

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