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Passing Germany’s longest Suspension Bridge: Geierlay

by Miriam Ernst
Miriam Ernst, Travel Blogger, Geierlay, Suspension bridge, germany
Landscape, Bridge, Geierlay, Germany

Now that I am living in Germany again I have the need to find out everything about my country the best I can, to tell you which places to see visit and experience.

A week ago I went to see two of these lovely places and here I am showing you the first one:

Germany’s longest Suspension Bridge

As the name is telling you I am speaking about a bridge here. Boring huh? But not this one 🙂

I remember when my friend told me to accompany him to see this suspension bridge called Geierlay, I looked at him like: ‘Seriously? It’s a bridge no?’ – but now that I’ve seen it, it definitely is something to see.

From Frankfurt it took us around 1,5 hours drive to get to the small town Mörsdorf. Parking in winter was easy, but I don’t know how this is during summer time. The walk from there is around 15minutes. The air is fresh and it is a moment to relax for everyone of you who likes to enjoy the nature.

Once you get to the suspension bridge you’ll understand why it is that powerful. It is really long – I mean it should be if it is the longest in Germany ! But it feels longer than what you immagine from the photos. When I was there it was snowing and icy, so it was difficult to walk down the bridge without falling. However my biggest fear was to loose my just bought iphone while taking photos *laught*

But see for yourself, the view is breathtaking, the nature is beautiful and the hight is impressive, especially when thinking about the structure you’re standing on – and yes, it moves!

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  • How to get there? By car and only by car!
  • Address: Kastellauner Str. 23, 56290 Mörsdorf (for the Parking place)
  • What to bring? Well, shoes to walk comfortably in.
  • What else? Parking costs 2€ for 2 hours and you’ll have to walk around 15min to get to the bridge.
  • Website

Have you been there? Have you made any other experiences? Let me know in the comments!

Best, Be-Sparkling!

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Bianca Osbourne 19 January, 2017 - 4:20 PM

I LOVE germany! Most people hate the way the language sounds but I love it. #GermanLove

budgettraveltalk 20 January, 2017 - 1:03 AM

Loved the photo. It really shows how cold it is there. I wouldn’t walk on this bridge though, especially if it was slippery1

Ruth 20 January, 2017 - 3:35 AM

Wow! Had no idea a place like this existed in Germany. I have seen similar ones in the Vancouver, Canada area. It mus tbe cool to visit! #TPThursday

jesh stg 20 January, 2017 - 4:12 AM

Yikes, that would be hard to walk with snow – used to live 1 hr. or so from the German border (in Holland). Heard it’s cold right now – stay warm!

California Globetrotter 24 January, 2017 - 10:26 AM

No thank you haha! I’ve walked across other bridges like this and I don’t normally have a fear of heights, until I’m on such a bridge. #CityTripping

fionarabbit2013 24 January, 2017 - 10:34 AM

What an interesting experience! I lived in Germany for 5 months in 2013 and yet never heard of this bridge before. What a shame!

amiladananjaya 24 January, 2017 - 10:49 AM

BTW How long is it?

Bhushavali 24 January, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Oh! That’s really really really long!!! I’ve been to a suspension bridge in Kerala in India. Its always so much fun and thrill to stand on them when the wind is literally swaying the bridge!

Nancie 24 January, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Lovely views from suspension bridges, but I have to breath deeply before crossing. Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday

travelwithtarah 24 January, 2017 - 12:24 PM

This is right up my alley. Love hiking and seeing new things! I would definitely be the one to slip on the bridge though haha

Notmyyearoff 24 January, 2017 - 2:33 PM

I didn’t know they had a suspension bridge like this, it looks so long!! I’d love to run across it but I think I’d definitely not let the toddler down 🙂

Shane 24 January, 2017 - 6:31 PM

I’ve actually never walked across a suspension bridge! This one looks so massive, quite the experience!

MummyTravels 24 January, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Wow that is impressive! I do get a bit nervous on long bridges, especially the wobblier ones but this must be quite an experience. #citytripping

Catherine's Cultural Wednesdays 24 January, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Maybe in calm, sunny weather! #citytripping

AllGudThings 25 January, 2017 - 8:48 AM

Oh! Its so long. I might visit Germany this year and for sure then this will be on my list. Reading this i am feeling cold breeze and sway you can enjoy there.

Blair Villanueva 25 January, 2017 - 9:42 AM

This is a beautiful sight. If a bride is adventurous enough she couls make the bridge as photo backdrop. You might also like famous glass bridge in China!

Gloria @NomadicChica 25 January, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Wow! This is an awesome tip! I’m actually in Germany and I have a new goal to visit before leaving!! It really looks so beautiful with the winter mood! Thank you for sharing!

NowThatsAHoneymoon 25 January, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Wow, that DOES look long. Haven’t been to Germany but adding this location to my list. Looks even more beautiful with the snow!

Ana Ojha 25 January, 2017 - 8:34 PM

I love exploring Man made wonders! Glad to know about the Germany’s longest Suspension Bridge!

Stella the Travelerette 26 January, 2017 - 1:53 AM

I’ve never even heard of Germany’s longest suspension bridge. But I do love traveling in Germany and your photos are great. Looks like fun!

thesecretlifeofanactress 26 January, 2017 - 10:27 AM

It’s an impressive bridge indeed!

Joanna 26 January, 2017 - 11:28 AM

Looking at the bridge, the only thing I can say is that I would probably be terrified to cross it. I had troubles going over a 55 meters suspension bridge in Spain. How long is this one?

tatumskipper 26 January, 2017 - 3:26 PM

Was there a lot of people when you went? I would want it all to myself to take pictures! I have definitely never been but would love to go next time I am back in Germany!

WanderMum 27 January, 2017 - 9:20 PM

I had no clue about this. What a great experience. I’d be worried about dropping my phone too! #citytripping

Rhonda Albom 28 January, 2017 - 8:34 AM

That bridge looks very long. I’d be vary wary of a long bridge like that covered in snow or ice. Swing bridges make me nervous even when it’s sunny out. 🙂

Jim ~ ReflectionsEnroute 28 January, 2017 - 4:08 PM

It seems a bit scary, but now I have another place to visit in Germany. Thanks for linking up with #wkendtravelinspiration!

Linda 5 February, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Beautiful photo! Thank you so much for sharing about Germany! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. 🙂

Kat @anaussieinsf 16 February, 2017 - 11:11 PM

I had the exact same reaction when people told me to go see the Suspension Bridge just outside Vancouver, Canada. But then I saw some photos and went there myself and it all made sense. Glad your bridge lived up to the expectations!

Ami Bhat 23 February, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Seems like quite an adventure to walk along this bridge…am sure that the views would be worth it.

Lady Fi 6 February, 2019 - 4:33 AM

Very cool!


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