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Devil's bridge (Teufelsbrücke) in Finkenberg

Teufelsbrücke in Finkenberg

They say it was the devil himself, who built this bridge over the Tux river. The question, whether it was him or simply a masterly example of how Tyrolean wooden bridges are built, will not entirely be answered. But one thing is certain: it is certainly worthwile visiting the bridge, dating back to 1876 and being located at the Dornauer Hof. 

The Finkenberg farmers

The legend explains the name "Teufelsbrücke" (Devil's bridge) as follows: the farmers in Finkenberg wanted to get rid of the long detour and build a footbridge over the boisterous Tux river. But they did not know how to realise this since the gorge at that point was extremely deep. Then the devil came to the aid and offered, he would personally build the urgently needed bridge overnight. As reward for his work he claimed the soul of the living creature, who would be the first to cross the bridge. After a moment's consideration the Finkenberg farmers agreed. No sooner said than done: the bridge was ready the next morning, but the Finkenberg farmers showed what "peasant's cunning" is all about. The first living creature to pass the bridge was a goat and the waiting devil screamed his head off while returning to hell. 

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