Hiking Highlight (Segment)
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.
November 24, 2016
A worthwhile goal because you almost feel like a bird. Spread arms, make a run and hover over the bridge. A wonderful feeling. Last year Germany's longest suspension bridge. There is a hiking trail with a loop. So once over the bridge and once under it, as you experience great prospects. Unfortunately, the parking in Sosberg is a bit small, but the Flammkuchen in Cafe'Schimpf great class.
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.
January 15, 2017
I thought it was very nice you can also directly a detour by going out the back of the place and runs through from behind then you walk under the bridge and back up and comes back from the other side is worth the way you have to but looking for something definitely fun is a recommendation
July 9, 2016
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