Rakotzbrücke, Rhododendronpark, Kromlau, Germany. If you will search for the attractions in Kromlau, the Rakotzbrücke will certainly pop out. The largest park in Saxony was commissioned by Friedrich Herrmann Rötschke, the knight of Kromlau, in the middle of the 19th century.Nestled among the verdant foliage in Kromlau,Gemany’s Kromlauer Park, is a delicately arched devil’s bridge known as the Rakotzbrücke, which was specifically built to create a circle when it is reflected in the waters beneath it.
The Medieval looking bridge is outstanding, however it dates back to 1860s. Its high canopy and reflection in the water of the river Rakotzsee create a full circle. The park also is proud of rich nature, its gardens and other architectural attractions.
Either end of the Rakotzbrücke is decorated with thin rock spires created to look like natural basalt columns, which occur in many places in Germany. In addition, the curvature of the bridge is designed to be one half of a perfect circle, so that when the waters are still and the light is right, it creates the illusion of a complete stone circle.