The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

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There are many fascinating and alluring places in the world with their mystery. One of these is located in the arboretum of the German town of Gablenz, in Saxony. The Rakotzbrücke Bridge, built in 1860, is shrouded in many legends and secrets. Why it is called the Devil's Bridge, and what will happen to those who will pass through it, you will learn from our article.

The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

The unusual arched Rakotz bridge was built of basalt near the border with Poland. There has never been such material in these places, it had to be brought from distant Switzerland and Bohemia. Basalt rocks, grottos and pyramids were hand-assembled from the same rock, which have since decorated the park's territory. 

The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

History has not preserved the name of the architect who created this unusual arched bridge. But they say that during the construction he made a deal with the devil, and he completed the project instead of him in exchange for the soul of the first person who will pass over the bridge. But the architect decided to cheat and let a dog cross the bridge. So the deceived evil spirit was left without a reward. Enraged, he threw himself into the water and did not appear again. Hence the name — "Devil's Bridge". 

The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

The Rakotz Bridge, which stretches for 35 meters, is a perfect semicircular arc. This place is notable for the fact that at a certain water level in the lake, the bridge and its reflection create an ideal circle, and regardless of the observation point. 

The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

The perfect circle, which is reflected in the water of the lake, attracts the eye and it seems that it hypnotizes and transfers to another dimension. 

The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

It is believed that the arch of the bridge serves as a portal to the other world. In 1983, two Swedish tourists really mysteriously disappeared in the park: they were last seen near the Devil's Bridge.

The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

And if we discard all the mysticism, then if you want to climb the bridge, then everything will end with an administrative penalty — it is forbidden to walk along this attraction. 

The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

The reason is very trivial: if numerous tourists regularly walk along the fragile basalt arch, it will soon collapse. After all, its function is more decorative than practical.

The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

However, no prohibitions stop those who want to make spectacular pictures for social networks. 

Publication from ? Fan­tas­tic Des­ti­na­tions ? (@lookingaroundtoday) Dec 8, 2017 at 8: 44 PST

The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

The mystical Rakotzbruke Bridge, which was built by the devil

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