Geierlay Hängeseilbrücke

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  • Heinz

    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

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    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.

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    • May 6, 2018

  • Günther

    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

  • Hagi31

    The suspension bridge Geierlay or short Geierlay is a pedestrian bridge between the local communities Mörsdorf and Sosberg. It lies in the Hunsrück and crosses the Mörsdorfer Bachtal.

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    • November 1, 2017

  • Daniel - Naturkind 🌄

    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

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    • July 9, 2016

  • Jo

    A real highlight. Unfortunately, on weekends often overcrowded.

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    • April 16, 2018

  • HansJoergOtt

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

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    • October 12, 2015

  • Klaus

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

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    • May 7, 2017

  • Hagi31

    The suspension bridge Geierlay or short Geierlay is a pedestrian bridge between the local communities Mörsdorf and Sosberg. It lies in the Hunsrück and crosses the Mörsdorfer Bachtal.

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    • April 13, 2018

  • HansJoergOtt

    A walk across the bridge is absolutely worthwhile.

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    • February 14, 2017

  • Acinos

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

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    • April 18, 2017

  • Wahlium

    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

  • Hetti

    A really great experience to go over such a bridge

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    • July 7, 2017

  • KISS

    Dogs are allowed. Buggy can also be pushed.

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    • September 30, 2016

  • Knut23

    Great view and a real experience. The parking in Mörsdorf with 4 € for 4 hours is fine.

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    • December 8, 2016

  • Günther

    The longest suspension rope bridge in Germany has a span of 360 meters and hangs 100 meters above ground at only 85 cm wide.
    The pictures show the bridge from the Sosberg side.

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    • June 17, 2016

  • HansJoergOtt

    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

  • HansJoergOtt

    A destination of a special kind - not only a giddiness!

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    • February 14, 2017

  • HansJoergOtt

    When the weather is fine, the bridge will quickly overflow, but it's definitely worth a visit!

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    • February 14, 2017

  • HansJoergOtt

    A very nice destination in the Hunsrück. Also for people who are not afraid of heights (well, maybe not for all)

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    • April 20, 2017

  • Hetti

    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

  • HansJoergOtt

    A wonderful excursion destination - not only for people who are free from giddiness.

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    • January 2, 2017

  • Lefty

    It is the longest suspension bridge in Germany, it is already impressive to walk over it.

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    • October 4, 2016

  • SteKe

    high experience value for vertigo-free

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    • July 18, 2017


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

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  • Distance0.25 mi
  • Uphill125 ft
  • Downhill125 ft

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