Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay: Germany's Longest Suspension Bridge

Excursion to the Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay | Monday Rendezvous

May 7, 2018

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May 7, 2018

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Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay | The longest suspension bridge in Germany | Alicia Yarrish Photography | European Travel

Anniversary Month May

When you start anything new you expect some technical difficulties, right? I do! So when I had the idea to have themed months and really cover a specific topic for a few weeks of course there had to be some difficulties surrounding it.

For starters, my Facebook Live I had planned ended up having no sound! Rather, the Facebook Live I actually did for 15+ minutes had no sound. I finally worked it out and delivered the material a second time. Here’s to hoping this week is smoother!

THEN on Friday my blog post and email (that go out automatically every Friday)- did not. I did’t realize that until our hike on Sunday. If you are wonderful and get my emails each Friday (usually) that will go out delayed, today (Monday)!

All that to say- thank you! Through all this I still have people engaged in the topic of the month- Anniversaries. Y’all are the best!

In case you missed it, the one thing that didn’t have technical difficulties last week was this entry on all things first wedding anniversary gifts!

May the 4th & Cinco de Mayo Weekend Happenings

– I attended a yoga class for the first time in about 3 years (I know, I’m a terrible yogi). It felt great to get back into it! And of course, muscles I didn’t know I had were sore the very next day.

– Saturday night, Germany gave us the most beautiful sun I could have asked for! I’m so excited to share a lifestyle family session from over the weekend. This family was so perfect (pup included)! To see their sneaks and perfectly Springy outfits check out their Facebook sneak!

– Most times, I think of countries like states. They are brought together by the European Union, the majority of European countries have open borders, they are about the size of a United States state, and things are crazy different from one country to another (very similar laws, road signs, same currency, etc). So when we went to Trier, Germany to exchange something we bought in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg we didn’t anticipate any problems. Because if I bought something at H&M in Louisiana and exchanged it in Texas there would be no problem. Unfortunately that does not hold true here with different countries. Learned that lesson the hard way!

– During the above retail trip Greyson discovered escalators. I was scared silly. Meanwhile Grey is walking on and off escalators like it was no problem (and giggling he was so proud of himself!).

Germany’s Longest Suspension Bridge: Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay

Sunday we ventured to Germany’s longest suspension bridge! It’s a newer addition to the country and insanely long.

I didn’t go onto the bridge because it was very busy and just my luck someone would be shaking it on purpose (and then I’d be telling a different story). Teylor and Greyson went almost to the middle before turning around and coming back, and sure enough! Someone was rocking the bridge and making it unnecessarily scary for kiddos.

Getting to Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay

You have two options when going and returning from the suspension bride. There’s a hiking trail or a paved road. We chose the hiking trail on the way there and the paved road on the way back (for speed purposes). If you have all the time in the world and no baby bedtime to be back by we would recommend the hiking trail both ways!

There is a sign just before the trail starts that loosely translates to, “Trail for experienced wanderer”. It was a little difficult at times, and certainly not for anyone who could trip or loose balance easily, but not difficult for our little family.

Unfortunately, Greyson threw his water bottle down a mountain and then realized he wasn’t getting it back. He was pretty grumpy about it the rest of the trip as you can see in the photos. And tired, he was very tired the entire day since he didn’t sleep in the car on the way there.

The Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay

It’s definitely interesting! I can’t describe it overly well because I didn’t get on the bridge, but I can tell you it’s definitely long and suspended. It gives you an amazing view, especially on clear sunny days like when we went.

Here are some details from the hubby, Teylor: The bridge is not see through so that’s a good thing! It’s scary, but fun, like a roller coaster. The bridge itself seemed really sturdy and safe!

The only reason the boys didn’t go all the way across the bridge was because people were shaking the bridge on purpose and I refused to get on it with all that going on 😉

The Takeaways

– Take the time to hike to the Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay and back! The only exception is if there are lots of clouds and you want to see all the windmills and landscape. The hiking route is cooler (temperature wise) and less busy.

– Get there early for several reasons! Find excellent parking (we think the lot in town is the closest, P2 next closest, and P3 downright far!), have the bridge all to yourself or at least a whole lot less people, and stay a little cooler this Summer in the morning!

– Don’t get food or coffee from the visitors center by the in town parking lot. It’s not great and pretty pricey unfortunately. DO go to Rosie’s Cafe for ice cream! (See Greyson’s grumpy self not even smiling for ice cream). It was delicious and the price we are used to- 1 euro a scoop.

– Try to go on a not incredibly windy day. It would make the bridge a little bit more intense in our opinion!

Our Day Trip to the Longest Suspension Bridge in Germany!

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Anniversary Month May

When you start anything new you expect some technical difficulties, right? I do! So when I had the idea to have themed months and really cover a specific topic for a few weeks of course there had to be some difficulties surrounding it.

For starters, my Facebook Live I had planned ended up having no sound! Rather, the Facebook Live I actually did for 15+ minutes had no sound. I finally worked it out and delivered the material a second time. Here’s to hoping this week is smoother!

THEN on Friday my blog post and email (that go out automatically every Friday)- did not. I did’t realize that until our hike on Sunday. If you are wonderful and get my emails each Friday (usually) that will go out delayed, today (Monday)!

All that to say- thank you! Through all this I still have people engaged in the topic of the month- Anniversaries. Y’all are the best!

In case you missed it, the one thing that didn’t have technical difficulties last week was this entry on all things first wedding anniversary gifts!

May the 4th & Cinco de Mayo Weekend Happenings

– I attended a yoga class for the first time in about 3 years (I know, I’m a terrible yogi). It felt great to get back into it! And of course, muscles I didn’t know I had were sore the very next day.

– Saturday night, Germany gave us the most beautiful sun I could have asked for! I’m so excited to share a lifestyle family session from over the weekend. This family was so perfect (pup included)! To see their sneaks and perfectly Springy outfits check out their Facebook sneak!

– Most times, I think of countries like states. They are brought together by the European Union, the majority of European countries have open borders, they are about the size of a United States state, and things are crazy different from one country to another (very similar laws, road signs, same currency, etc). So when we went to Trier, Germany to exchange something we bought in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg we didn’t anticipate any problems. Because if I bought something at H&M in Louisiana and exchanged it in Texas there would be no problem. Unfortunately that does not hold true here with different countries. Learned that lesson the hard way!

– During the above retail trip Greyson discovered escalators. I was scared silly. Meanwhile Grey is walking on and off escalators like it was no problem (and giggling he was so proud of himself!).

Germany’s Longest Suspension Bridge: Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay

Sunday we ventured to Germany’s longest suspension bridge! It’s a newer addition to the country and insanely long.

I didn’t go onto the bridge because it was very busy and just my luck someone would be shaking it on purpose (and then I’d be telling a different story). Teylor and Greyson went almost to the middle before turning around and coming back, and sure enough! Someone was rocking the bridge and making it unnecessarily scary for kiddos.

Getting to Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay

You have two options when going and returning from the suspension bride. There’s a hiking trail or a paved road. We chose the hiking trail on the way there and the paved road on the way back (for speed purposes). If you have all the time in the world and no baby bedtime to be back by we would recommend the hiking trail both ways!

There is a sign just before the trail starts that loosely translates to, “Trail for experienced wanderer”. It was a little difficult at times, and certainly not for anyone who could trip or loose balance easily, but not difficult for our little family.

Unfortunately, Greyson threw his water bottle down a mountain and then realized he wasn’t getting it back. He was pretty grumpy about it the rest of the trip as you can see in the photos. And tired, he was very tired the entire day since he didn’t sleep in the car on the way there.

The Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay

It’s definitely interesting! I can’t describe it overly well because I didn’t get on the bridge, but I can tell you it’s definitely long and suspended. It gives you an amazing view, especially on clear sunny days like when we went.

Here are some details from the hubby, Teylor: The bridge is not see through so that’s a good thing! It’s scary, but fun, like a roller coaster. The bridge itself seemed really sturdy and safe!

The only reason the boys didn’t go all the way across the bridge was because people were shaking the bridge on purpose and I refused to get on it with all that going on 😉

The Takeaways

– Take the time to hike to the Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay and back! The only exception is if there are lots of clouds and you want to see all the windmills and landscape. The hiking route is cooler (temperature wise) and less busy.

– Get there early for several reasons! Find excellent parking (we think the lot in town is the closest, P2 next closest, and P3 downright far!), have the bridge all to yourself or at least a whole lot less people, and stay a little cooler this Summer in the morning!

– Don’t get food or coffee from the visitors center by the in town parking lot. It’s not great and pretty pricey unfortunately. DO go to Rosie’s Cafe for ice cream! (See Greyson’s grumpy self not even smiling for ice cream). It was delicious and the price we are used to- 1 euro a scoop.

– Try to go on a not incredibly windy day. It would make the bridge a little bit more intense in our opinion!

Our Day Trip to the Longest Suspension Bridge in Germany!

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  1. Jamie says:

    His backpack looks so comfortable, love that its shaded too! I’m with you, I wouldn’t be walking that suspension bridge either- just seeing how many people are on it gives me anxiety- ha! But a fun attraction to visit, and people watch!

  2. April says:

    Oh my goodness! How cute is the little one in the backpack! Those ice cream photos are soooo adorable!!

    • Thanks, April! We love our hiking pack for the little! It was so funny with the ice cream. We expected him to be more animated or more pleased? I think he was still crabby from throwing his water bottle down the mountain ha

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