DANCING WITH THE DEVIL

Germany, popularly known for its car companies and also its football is also one of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe. A land of great architectural structures, Germany always has something out of the ordinary for its tourists. Yet another of Germany’s great attractions is the Rakotzbrücke or the Devil’s Bridge. Located in the scenic Kromlau Park in eastern Germany, the Rakotzbrücke is an arched bridge constructed in such a manner that it makes a complete circle when adjoined with its reflection. The bridge is such a stunning piece of work. People claim that only Satan is capable of managing such sorcery and hence the name- Devil’s Bridge.

Best time to visit the Bridge

The autumn leaves along with the foliage of the park makes fall the best time to visit the Rakotzbrücke. The park is a two-hour drive from Berlin and usually free of traffic. While there is not much other than the bridge to see in Kromlau Park, the area has a peaceful ambience and is perfect for picnics and small gatherings.

The bridge has been under renovation since June 2018 and all the water from the lake has been drained. Going now would not be the best idea. Head over to their official website to get updates on the work being done. A trip to such a marvelous location should certainly not go to waste.

Other places to visit nearby 

The Mukasu Park lies on the border of Germany and Poland and has a steam train to take you around. It’s a scenic train trip and quite informative as well.                                                          

If you go further south, you will find Kulturinsel Einsiedel, a small yet fun amusement park. A perfect place to take the kids after a long day of sightseeing.

The Devil’s bridge in Germany has attracted many tourists over the years and rightly so. The ingenious architectural design along with the greenery of the Kromlau Park makes it an extremely joyous trip. While taking photographs is certainly permitted make sure you do not climb the bridge, Satan would not be pleased.

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