Check Out The Devil’s Arch Bridge in Eastern Germany

Devils Bridge in Germany
Rakotzbrücke, Gablenz, Germany. Photo by manny PANTOJA on Unsplash

After making recent Instagram fame, the iconic Devil’s Arch Bridge has been an increasingly popular tourist destination for travelers around the world. Built in 1860, the bridge is a perfectly round structure that reflects scintillatingly off of the water of the river. It’s a great example of Germany’s magical charm. If you want to go and check it out, here’s what you need to know.

Day Trip From Berlin

The bridge is located in Kromlau National Park in Saxony, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site. The park is only a two-hour drive from Berlin and borders Poland.

Why’s It Called The Devil’s Bridge?

The fantastical bridge’s name reflects its perilous shape. The locals said that only the devil himself would build a bridge that is that dangerous to cross.

Can You Walk Across The Bridge?

You can no longer walk across the bridge. In an effort to preserve the historical structure, there are plenty of signs indicating that you cannot step onto it. Besides the bridge’s state of repair, it is also a dangerous ascent.

When’s The Best Time To Visit?

The best time of year to visit the bridge is in the early Springtime. When the winter snow begins to melt, the river flows stronger and makes the bridge light up in its reflection.