15 Bridges to explore in Germany
Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.
Azalea and Rhododendron Park Kromlau is a public park located in Gablenz, Germany. The park is best known for "the Devil's Bridge" - the dramatic bridge which spans a picturesque ravine. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of flower-filled gardens and numerous walking trails. The park is especially popular in spring when the azaleas and rhododendrons are in bloom.
The Bastei is a rock formation in Saxon Switzerland, Germany. The place has been a tourist attraction for more than 150 years. The rock stands at 305 meters above sea level and the Bastei bridge offers spectacular views over the mountains and the Elbe river. Bastei is a major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park, and can be visited at any time without any fee.
The Fehmarn Sound Bridge connects the German island of Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea with the German mainland near Großenbrode. It was declared a historic monument in 1999 by the State Office for Protection of Historical Monuments of Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel, and has since become a symbol of both Fehmarn and Schleswig-Holstein.
The Geierlay is a suspension bridge in the low mountain range of the Hunsrück in western Germany. It has a span range of 360 metres (1,180 ft) and is up to 100 metres (330 ft) above ground. A stream named Mörsdorfer Bach runs through the valley below the bridge.
The Glienicke Bridge stands across the Havel River in Germany, connecting Berlin with Potsdam. It is named after nearby Glienicke Palace. The current bridge, the fourth on the site, was completed in 1907. During the Cold War, this portion of the Havel River formed the border between West Berlin and East Germany. The bridge was used several times for the exchange of captured spies and thus became known as the Bridge of Spies.
The Göltzschtalbrücke in the Saxon Vogtland district is the largest brick bridge in the world. The viaduct with a total of 98 sheets is regarded as landmarks of the Vogt contiguous and spans two tracks on the railway yard Leipzig the valley of Göltzsch between locations Reichenbach in Vogt country and Netzsckau. Göltzsch Viaduct is also the name of a much smaller viaduct built-in 1938 where Bundesautobahn 72 crosses the Göltzsch River. It sits about 10 km due southeast near the village of Weis
A dock located in Heringsdorf, with 508 meters into the Baltic Sea from the island of Usedom. In 1891–1893, a wooden dock built in settlement of Heringsdorf, which was the longest pier in Europe. In 1958, the whole pier was burned down by a fire and rebuilt in 1995. The pier now has a Museum of the Concert Shell, cinema, café, restaurant, fitness center, tourist gift shops and a holiday village.
Hubbrücke Karnin in German, a railway bridge over the Peenestrom river in North Germany that built in 1933 and destroyed in 1945. It was part of the old Ducherow–Swinemünde railway. It is nominated for designation as a Historic Symbol of Engineering in Germany.
The Magdeburg Water Bridge is a navigable aqueduct in Germany that connects the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mittelland Canal and allows ships to cross over the Elbe River. At 918 meters, it is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world. In addition to the bridge, a double lock was constructed to allow vessels to descend from the level of the bridge and Mittelland Canal to that of the Elbe-Havel Canal.
It connects the Old City with the eastern part of the Neuenheim district of the city on the opposite bank. The current bridge, made of Neckar sandstone and the ninth built on the site, was constructed in 1788 by Elector Charles Theodore and is one of the best-known landmarks in Heidelberg.
A 12th-century bridge across the Danube linking the Old Town with Stadtamhof. For more than 800 years, until the 1930s, it was the city's only bridge across the river. The bridge has historically caused problems for traffic on the Danube. It causes strong currents which required upstream shipping with insufficient power to be towed past it until 1916.
A gorge in the Black Forest in southwest Germany. It is a narrow side valley of the deep valley of Höllental, through which the Ravenna stream flows. You can hike through waterfalls, water mills, and a 37-metre-high Ravenna Bridge- the viaduct of the Höllental Railway.
The Rendsburg High Bridge is a more than 8,000 feet long railway bridge that crosses the Kiel Channel. Designed by Friedrich Voss, the bridge was constructed between 1911 and 1913 and cost around 14 million marks to complete. The railway line that runs across the bridge also ventures through a loop that allows it to service the Rendsburgh station.
One of the most unusual and impressive stretches of railway in Germany. The middle section of the railway involves a 250 meter gain in height, and since it was constructed to move heavy military equipments, the maximum gradient allowed was less than 1:100 resulting in the line having a series of curves (including one complete circle), taking 26.5 km of track to travel a beeline distance of 9.5 km, with spectacular large viaducts, tunnels and bridges including the only spiral railway tunnel in Ge
Titan RT is a 483 m long pedestrian suspension bridge opened in 2017 in the Harz Mountains. The rope bridge is located in the areas of Oberharz am Brocken and Thale in the Harz district of Saxony-Anhalt, the border of which runs through the middle of the bridge. The bridge hangs over the part of the reservoir of the Wendefurth dam that joins the air side of the Rappbodetalsperre dam.