What a View—Geierlay Rope Bridge

At a height of 100 meters (328 feet), Germany’s second longest rope bridge opens up a unique view of the Hunsrück Mountains to walkers and nature enthusiasts.
In 2015, the anticipated Geierlay rope bridge in Mörsdorf, Rhineland-Palatinate, opened. The structure spans the forested valley of a Moselle tributary, deep in the heart of the Hunsrück Mountains. Measuring 360 meters (1,181 feet) in length, Geierlay is the second longest rope bridge in Germany and offers adventurous visitors a unique experience 100 meters above the valley floor.

Lots of different bridge discovery routes set off from the newly built visitor center in Mörsdorf. There you can find detailed information on the walking routes and loop trails that take you across the Geierlay. You can stop back at the center on your return to relax in its restaurant and sample regional dishes.

The Geierlay rope bridge can also be easily incorporated into more extensive walks. Designated trails take you the short distance to the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig, which runs right underneath the bridge. This quality-certified long-distance walking route runs through the low-lying mountains for 410 kilometers (254.7 miles). Starting in Perl an der Mosel, it passes through Trier and the Ruwer Valley and on to Boppard in the World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley, leading walkers through some of the most beautiful scenery in Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland.

Courtesy Hunsrück Touristik.

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