Viljandi Suspension Bridge

The bridge made by the Riga company Felser & Co in 1879 was erected amid the castle hills in Viljandi in 1931. It was a present by the lord of the Tarvastu Manor Karl von Mensenkampf.
Interesting to know: *The bridge is over 50 m long. * It was erected over a valley which is 15 m deep. * At first, the bridge was located over the moat in Tarvastu to make it easier for the family of the lord to visit the chapel in the ruins. The suspension bridge has become a favourite object of both citizens and visitors of Viljandi and one of the town’s important symbols. It was reconstructed in 1995.


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  • Paul S Paul S

    Fancy little bridge

    This is (as far as I know) the only way to cross from side to side of the ruins. It's a nice little bridge and well kept, although not for the faint hearted as if you look down from the bridge...

  • Vladimir S Vladimir S

    Swing the bridge, rock the bridge

    Very nice place if you are not afraid of height. Go to the middle of the bridge, recommended with friends and start rocking. A lot of fun is guaranteed

  • Helen D Helen D

    Lovely bridge

    Although the name says rope bridge, nowadays it is make of steel. Once it was a rope and swinging bridge. It is constructed over what was once a moat, but has been dry for a long time, since the...

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