In 2015, the hotly 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 metres in length, Geierlay is the second longest rope bridge in Germany and offers adventurous visitors a unique experience 100 metres above the valley floor.
Lots of different bridge discovery routes set off from the newly built visitor centre 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 centre on your return to relax in its restaurant and sample the regional dishes on offer.
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 410km. 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.
Click here to see live pictures from the Geierlay rope bridge webcam.