The unique Devil’s Bridge in Germany: incredibly beautiful and mystical place!

The unique Devil’s Bridge in Germany: incredibly beautiful and mystical place!

This 150 years old bridge is a really unique one: it was designed in such a way that the bridge itself and its reflection in the water create an illusion of a perfect circle whatever angle you choose for observation!


Rakotzbrücke or the Devil’s Bridge was built almost a century and a half ago together with other stone constructions in Kromlauer Park. The park is situated near the town of Tschernitz, Brandenburg, Germany.

This architectural masterpiece got such a vivid name due to many legends and mystical stories related to it. According to one of the stories, an unsuccessful architect had to design a unique bridge, but didn’t know how to do it and closed a deal with an evil spirit. The latter helped him, but in return wanted to take a soul of a person who would be first to cross the bridge. But the cunning architect let a dog cross the new-built bridge; the spirit got angry and disappeared in the river.

There is also an interesting belief that if you sail in a boat under the bridge at full moon, you will discover mystic abilities inside yourself. But under no event should you look at your reflection in the river or touch the water.

Some people even believe the bridge is a portal to another world: in 1983, two tourists from Sweden went missing in unclear circumstances; the last time they were seen alive near the Rakotzbrücke.

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25 Comments
danny powell
Amazing!
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Apr 5, 2016 8:37PM
Anita Clark Morton
It's beautiful!! A bit eerie in some pictures, like in the picture with the sun shining through the bridge.
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Apr 5, 2016 8:58PM
Deb Gates
Beautiful!
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Apr 5, 2016 9:05PM
tycleve
Cool
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Apr 5, 2016 9:31PM
Tom Young
Awesome!
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Apr 5, 2016 9:52PM
Aiko Catapang
This is one of the amazing architecture, almost perfect with the touched of God's hand.
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Apr 5, 2016 10:21PM
Cindy Crowther
Now I have to make another trip to Germany!
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Apr 5, 2016 10:24PM
Will C Barker
Will C Barker
I'd like to metal detect area & river
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Apr 5, 2016 10:26PM
James Carrier
James Carrier
a lot more interesting than the bridges we build these days
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Apr 5, 2016 10:32PM
Marion Starr
Marion Starr
Interesting
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Apr 5, 2016 11:00PM
Mark Zimmerman
Mark Zimmerman
The bridge is beautiful, and the story behind it, gothic, and surreal, love it.
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Apr 5, 2016 11:21PM
Kathy Campbell
Kathy Campbell
Beautiful
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Apr 5, 2016 11:44PM
Angeline Martis
Too beautiful
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Apr 6, 2016 12:13AM
Michael Curry
Awesome.
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Apr 6, 2016 1:29AM
Janis Walzem
Janis Walzem
Beautiful
0
Apr 6, 2016 3:27AM

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