Germany is rich in tourism resources. There are not only speedless highways but also poetic and beautiful natural scenery, as well as the Geierlay Suspension Bridge, the longest suspension bridge spanning a deep canyon and forests.
The stunning suspension bridge is located in the Geierlay Gorge in western Germany and connects two of the Hunsrück Mountains. The forest where the suspension bridge is located is also a natural oxygen bar, a paradise for hiking enthusiasts.
Climbing this bridge also has to overcome a huge sense of fear, a "game of the brave." Because the bridge is located between two mountains, almost 100 meters above the ground, this shaky suspension bridge might make you scream. This post introduces the incredible size of this bridge.
Description of the Geierlay Suspension Bridge Size
The Geierlay Suspension Bridge is located in Morsdorf, Germany, and is the longest footbridge in Germany. On both sides of the bridge are the villages of Mörsdorf and Sosberg. Under the bridge are the famous Moselle, Nahe, and Rhine rivers in Germany; these three rivers converge in this valley. A stream named Mörsdorfer Bach runs through the valley below the bridge. It was opened in 2015. The construction of the bridge lasted six months and cost 1.2 million euros. After the construction of the substructure and rock anchors was completed, the superstructure assembly took only four weeks.
Dimensions of the Geierlay Suspension Bridge
The Geierlay Suspension Bridge is 360 meters (1,180 feet) long. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from one end of the bridge to the other. The bridge deck is about 100 meters from the bottom of the canyon, and visitors can overlook the entire canyon with lush trees on the bridge. The bridge deck is made of wooden boards, only 0.85 meters wide, and can only accommodate two people. The suspension bridge weighs 57 tons and bears a load of 50 tons, which can roughly bear the weight of 600 people (85 kg average weight).
|Length||360 m (1,180 ft)|
|Height||100 m (328 feet)|
|Max. Load||50 tons|
The Hunsrück Mountains, a region with extremely beautiful natural scenery, is one of the important natural parks in Germany, with an extremely well-preserved ecological environment and rich species. The Geierlay Suspension Bridge has proven to be very successful as a tourist attraction. You should drive to the town of Morsdorf to reach this suspension bridge. A steady stream of tourists comes here to visit the suspension bridge. In less than two years since its opening, there have been millions of visits, creating millions of income for the local tourism industry. Another fact is that this bridge is free of charge. You can walk on the bridge if you are brave enough.