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The Jungfernbrücke is located in the Hirschgrund at the Gasthaus Königsruhe in the Bodetal directly below the viewpoint on the Roßtrappe. This narrow, stone pedestrian bridge makes it possible to cross the raging mountain river and flows directly into the terrace and beer garden area on the north side. It is one of the few opportunities in the lower Bodetal to get to the other bank of the river without getting your feet wet. To the west of the bridge the valley narrows to a very narrow gorge.
The filigree construction of the Jungfernbrücke forms a strong contrast to the rough environment of rock and white water. According to legend, the structure could only be crossed by virgins, otherwise it would collapse. Because the bridge still exists today, there is probably little truth in this story.
A steep ascent to the Hexentanzplatz begins near the south side of the Jungfernbrücke and ends in the zoo area. The arduous path with numerous serpentines leads more than 250 meters into the air.
August 16, 2018
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