Azalea and Rhododendron Park Kromlau

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The Rakotzbrücke

The Azalea and Rhododendron Park Kromlau is a 200 acres (81 ha) landscaped park in the municipality of Gablenz, Germany (less than 6 kilometers from the Polish border). It was built in the 19th century.[1] The park has no entry fee and can be accessed any time. The famous Rakotzbrücke (also called the Devil's Bridge) is a short walk from the free car parking area. The main parking area near the Rakotz Bridge is conveniently located in the village of Kromlau.

The park is a beautiful example of an English garden and has many small ponds and lakes. What makes Azalea and Rhododendron Park so special is Rakotzbrücke, a bridge that was built during the mid 19th century. The bridge was specially built to create a circle when it is reflected in the waters beneath it – a popular photo opp. The bridge's artificially-formed basalt columns were specially shipped from distant quarries.


  1. ^ "Rhododendron Park Kromlau" (in German). Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 51°32′08″N 14°38′10″E / 51.53556°N 14.63611°E / 51.53556; 14.63611