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Would you like a little test of courage? At a lofty height of 100 meters, the 360-meter-long Geierlay Bridge leads across the Mörsdorfer Bachtal in Hunsrück. This makes it one of the longest suspension rope bridges in Germany - and a real thrill.

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Geierlay bridge: at a height of 100 meters over the Mörsdorf stream valley

It is 400 meters from one end of the suspension bridge to the other. The other end is often not visible at all when clouds of fog drift through the Mörsdorfer Bachtal valley. Then it feels as if you are walking on the Geierlay suspension bridge directly into the clouds.

It is a very special experience to walk across the void at a height of 100 meters on what is probably Germany's most beautiful suspension rope bridge. The ground shakes slightly, it tickles in the pit of your stomach. But don't worry: the bridge is safely suspended on four 40-millimeter-thick suspension ropes. By the way, the passage over the suspension rope bridge can be ideally combined with various hiking trails. A classic is the almost six-kilometer-long Geierlay loop, which leads on a circular route from the Mörsdorf Visitor Center over the suspension rope bridge and a section of the pretty Saar-Hunsrück Trail back to the starting point.

How the Geierlay Bridge got its name

And if you wonder where the unusual name of the bridge comes from: It derives from the historical name of a parcel of land where rocks and slate were found ("Lay") and many birds of prey ("Geier" called) were at home.  

By the way, you can find tips on how to travel comfortably and inexpensively on long-distance and local trains with Deutsche Bahn here.

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