Rakotzbrücke (English: Rakotz Bridge) is an arch-shaped bridge in the Azalea and Rhododendron Park Kromlau, a 200 acres (81 ha) landscaped park in the municipality of Gablenz, Saxony, Germany. The park and the bridge built in the 19th century. Like many other spooky bridges in Europe, it’s nicknamed The Devil’s Bridge.

Rakotz Bridge
Rakotzbrücke (English: Rakotz Bridge)

It was specifically built as a semi-circle, to complete a full circle when it is reflected in the waters beneath it. If you catch the right angle of view, you will see a very beautiful and amazing illusion of a complete stone circle.

The park has no entry fee and can be accessed any time. But, in order to preserve it, today, crossing the bridge is prohibited.

Rakotzbrücke
Rakotzbrücke. Photo: Wikipedia

The location of the Rakotzbrücke on map:

M. Özgür Nevres

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