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Hängeseilbrücke Geierlay

Hängeseilbrücke Geierlay

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Location: Sosberg, Cochem-Zell, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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  • The bridge has a total length of 360 m and is thus one of the longest suspended rope bridges in Europe. The maximum height above the ground is just under 100 meters. The dead weight is 62 tons. The bridge can be accessed for free and is open year-round except during storms and thunderstorms.
    The name of the bridge is taken from the field name of the district on which the bridge is located: A rocky slope called Geierslay, which probably got this name, because in the vicinity of the rock (see also Ley) numerous birds of prey live. The word "vulture", derived from the Middle High German "gir" as a noun of "greedy", is still a trivial term for a number of different species of birds of prey.
    The overall concept of the Geierlay includes a visitor center with a large pay parking, also for coaches. In the visitor center there is a bistro. The bridge itself can only be reached on foot or by bike over 1.8 km of well-paved path. For the way back I do not recommend the same way over the bridge, but through the valley below, which is very nice.

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    • November 24, 2016

  • A worthwhile goal because you almost feel like a bird. Spread your arms, take a running start and float over the bridge. A wonderful feeling. Last year it was Germany's longest suspension bridge. There is a hiking trail with a circular loop. So once over the bridge and once under it, you can experience great perspectives. Unfortunately, the parking lot in Sosberg is a bit small, but the tarte flambée in Café Schimpf is great.

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    • May 6, 2018

  • Most start from Mörsdorf there is also the visitor center.
    If you want to avoid the onslaught visit the bridge from Sosberg, but there is no parking for buses.
    Take small change for the parking ticket machine.
    The way to the bridge is about 2km in about the same length.
    The bridge has a length of 360m and max. 100m above ground.

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    • January 15, 2017

  • Only not on weekends, as the suspension bridge is very well visited.

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    • May 7, 2017

  • You should try it during the week as it's not that crowded. There is plenty of parking space, you don't necessarily have to park on site.

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    • December 25, 2017

  • Beware on nice days. There is a lot going on and the parking facilities have quickly reached their limits. But the visit to the bridge is worthwhile!

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    • February 14, 2017

  • a way to grow beyond yourself. Despite fear of heights I went the way and found it a great experience

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    • July 7, 2017

  • A real highlight. Unfortunately, on weekends often overcrowded.

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    • April 16, 2018

  • A walk across the bridge is absolutely worthwhile.

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    • February 14, 2017

  • You just have to go over there. Great view and an extraordinary experience.

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    • October 31, 2017

  • A tophighlight 😎
    It is not that busy during the week. But a must. 👌

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    • December 25, 2017

  • Visited three times already. Highly recommended in the morning, otherwise busy. All around beautiful hiking trails.

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    • January 1, 2018

  • Such a suspension bridge can not be found everywhere! Well suited for a short trip. Too bad that so many visitors think they have to dispose of their paper cups (from the bridge cafe?) Or energy drink cans in the landscape. What you have brought you can also take back home!

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    • January 4, 2018

  • Already costs some overcoming. Also starting point for further hikes.

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    • February 9, 2018

  • An interesting perspective - Germany's longest suspension bridge from below ...

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    • March 23, 2018

  • Hello dear bridge fans😉, I would like to add something to Kathi's comments.
    The currently longest suspension bridge in the world is the "Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge" (also Europabrücke). It is 494 meters long and about 85 meters high. It was built 07.2017 in Switzerland (Valais) about 660 meters above Randa on the Europaweg. We crossed it in October 2017 on a nice circular walk from Randa.

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    • March 29, 2018

  • Do not forget the camera! For families with children - with a stroller I would not go over the bridge and one should remember that always a fear of height adult can take a child by the hand! If there is a lot of traffic, you have to pass each other somehow, the bridge is narrow!

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    • February 7, 2019

  • The Geierlay suspension bridge and the surrounding area are of course always worth a trip. The bridge is impressive, the paths all around are beautiful. Clear recommendation.

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    • August 26, 2021

  • Dogs are allowed. Buggy can also be pushed.

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    • September 30, 2016

  • You do not necessarily have to park in Mörsdorf, Sosberg on the other side does it too.

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    • April 18, 2017

  • Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve you have the bridge all to yourself. Otherwise on weekends with good weather quickly crowded.
    Since the bridge is worn to the sides, it barely rocks.

    And if you're lucky, the falconer is there with his eagle :)

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    • April 17, 2017

  • This is a very exciting experience to go about it. Was there in the spring.

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    • November 2, 2017

  • A great suspension bridge in Hunsrück. More information is available at haengeseilbruecke.de

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    • October 12, 2015

  • Just go there. It is a great experience.
    The best part of the week is not so busy.

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    • December 25, 2017

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Location: Sosberg, Cochem-Zell, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


  • Distance410 yd
  • Uphill250 ft
  • Downhill150 ft
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