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Recommended by 60 out of 65 hikers


  • Andreas Platzl

    Between Azalea and Rhododendron Park you will find one of the most bizarre bridges in the world. If you ask locals for the bridge, they sometimes look questionable. In the vernacular, it is often referred to as the Devil's Bridge. Namely, especially at sunset, it receives a devilishly red color. Devilishly beautiful.

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    • November 30, 2016

  • Gerd

    The Rakotz Bridge in the Azalea and Rhododendron Park in Kromlau in Saxony is one of the most bizarre but also the most beautiful bridges in Europe. The field and basalt stone construction was built in the years 1863 to 1883. Nowadays, the Rakotz Bridge is a listed building and must not be entered - but this is not necessary for a fairytale-like photograph.

    Source: geo.de

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    • June 20, 2018

  • Bernhard

    The Rakotz Bridge is being renovated and the water has been drained. The work should go until 2020. But a visit is always worth it.

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    • May 2, 2019

  • Bernhard Sander

    The reflection of the bridge can actually not be enjoyed due to the lack of water. Nevertheless, a visit to the Rakotzsee is an experience. By the way: The bridge can also be seen in the film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".

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    • September 16, 2019

  • Andreas J

    This artificial structure suggests a natural bridge. Due to its shape, it fits nicely into the park. Unfortunately we could not enjoy the whole beauty, with the reflection in the water, because the pond was only partially filled.

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    • May 26, 2018

  • Pig Nick

    Hopefully the renovation work will soon come to an end so that the Teufelsbrücke can regain its old charm ...

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    • July 23, 2020

  • ɱαɾiα

    Unfortunately we were 13.05.2020, bridge is under construction

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    • May 13, 2020

  • Caroline

    Warning - the bridge is being restored. Construction site 07/23/2020

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    • July 23, 2020

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Location: Gablenz, Görlitz, Upper Lusatia, Saxony, Germany


  • Elevation190 m

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