Pure adrenaline! Germany’s most beautiful hanging rope bridge for pedestrians, swings 360 m long and 100 m high over the Mörsdorfer Bachtal from Mörsdorf to Sosberg.
Take a look at the film about the hanging rope bridge Geierlay here.
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Adventure hanging rope bridge: Follow the signposted circular route from the visitor centre in Mörsdorf over the hanging rope bridge to the Sosberg side and back again.
Length: 6.4 km Walking time: 2.5 hours
Flyer Geierlayschleife – german (1.9 MB)
Flyer Geierlayschleife – english (1.9 MB)
Flyer Geierlayschleife – french (1.9 MB)
Flyer Geierlayschleife – Dutch (1.9 MB)
Premium hiking around the hanging rope bridge
The following premium routes are located in the immediate vicinity of the hanging rope bridge:
Map overview (1.2 MB)
Guided tours around the hanging rope bridge
You don’t just want to visit the most beautiful hanging rope bridge in Germany? Then we have some suggestions for you.
Information and booking under Tel. 06762-401698 or [email protected]
Guided nature experience Hike with breakfast
Every 2nd Sunday of the month we offer a guided nature walk with a rich breakfast in the restaurant. We meet for the walk in the restaurant Geierlay and start the day with a rich regional breakfast.
The hike leads over the Geierlay – with 360 m the Geierlay is one of the longest hanging rope bridges in Europe and the most beautiful hanging rope bridge in Germany. We continue hiking over the Saar-Hunsrück Climb, which runs directly under the bridge. It leads through charming valleys and offers wonderful views. The hike ends again at the Geierlay Visitor Centre.
Daily schedule: 09:30 Breakfast Restauration Geierlay10:30 Start of hike14:00 End of hike
Services incl: Breakfast incl. coffee & tea in the Geierlay restaurantLunch package3-hour guided hike (11 km and 270 HM) with Simone Wasserscheid-Hein (motopaedist, forest pedagogue, relaxation trainer)
Price per person: 25,00 € per person
Minimum number of participants: 10 persons
Dates: 14.05., 11.06., 09.07.; 13.08.; 10.09.; 08.10.; 12.11. and 10.12.2017 Registration possible until 4 days before at the Tourist Information in Kastellaun Tel. 06762-401698 or 06762-401873 or by e-mail to [email protected] SPAMPROTECTION kastellaun.com
Visitor Centre / Infopoint
Restoration in the Visitor Centre
Relax after your hike at the warm wood stove and enjoy regional cuisine. Built with a lot of natural materials, the visitor centre is the modern version of the “good living room” in Mörsdorf.
Opening hours: You can find the current opening hours here: Tel. 0049 (0) 06762 9631196
The lounge area with information terminal to the hanging rope bridge is always open during the day!
Parking: available directly at the visitor centre for a fee. Kastellauner Straße 23, 56290 Mörsdorf, Germany
At the information point (glass box) on the parking lot of the visitor centre you will find lots of information about the Kastellaun holiday region, e.g. about the dream loops, the Saar-Hunsrück Climb, accommodation options, leisure tips for guests and much more.
The information point is open from 01 May 2017 on Mondays and Wednesdays to Sundays and on public holidays from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Tuesday is rest day. The staff are available to answer all your questions about the Geierlay hanging rope bridge and the Kastellaun holiday region. You can reach the information point by telephone at 06762-9034080 or by e-mail at [email protected] SPAMPROTECTION kastellaun.com.
Outside the opening hours of the information point in Mörsdorf, the Tourist Information in Kastellaun will be happy to answer your questions about the holiday region. Tel. 06762-401698 and 401873 or by email at [email protected] SPAMPROTECTION kastellaun.com
Stop for a bite to eat & spend the night
Whether regional or international cuisine – there are numerous restaurants and cafés in the immediate vicinity of the Hängeseilbrücke.
Are you looking for comfortable accommodation? Here you are guaranteed to find a domicile to suit your wishes.
Facts & figures about the suspension rope bridge
Visitor centre Digital information terminal as well as brochures and flyers about the holiday region around the hanging rope bridge. Gastronomy with beer garden. Large car park (for a fee). Sign-posted footpath to the bridge approx. 1.5 km.
Opening hours Free and open to the public at all times. In case of extreme weather conditions (e.g. hurricane, strong thunderstorm) a temporary closure is possible.
Interesting numbers 360 m length100 m height85 cm wide footpath57 tons dead weight50 tons the bridge carries that corresponds to about 600 persons with an average weight of 80 kg 6 months construction time 1.2 million € costs of which 700,000 € from state and LEADER subsidies and 90,000 € from surrounding municipalities and association municipality Kastellaun, remainder carries local municipality Mörsdorf).
IMPORTANT NOTES: Entering the bridge is at your own risk! The footpath is only 85 cm wide, so prams should be much narrower than 85 cm to allow oncoming pedestrians to pass. Bicycles must be pushed over the bridge, dogs must be leashed.
According to static calculations, the bridge can withstand wind speeds of over 200 km/h. The wind guy ropes ensure a stable position, so it hardly wobbles.