🇨🇭 Do you love a good legend? Because we're suckers for one, and Teufelsbrücke (the Devils Bridge) in Switzerland has one.
By the year 1230, locals near the modern-day town of Andermatt were desperate for passage across the raging Reuss River where it cuts through Schöllenen Gorge. They decided to strike a deal with the Devil. In exchange for him building them a bridge, the townspeople promised the soul of the first one to cross it.
So the Devil built the bridge. And the day came when it was time for the townspeople to keep their end of the bargain. But nobody was brave enough to cross the bridge and relinquish their soul. Instead, they sent a goat across. °
Apparently goats have souls? °
Either way, the Devil was NOT happy at the treachery. (We can only imagine what happened to the goat.) °
Snatching up a huge rock, the Devil headed toward the bridge. Just before he let loose, an old woman approached him and marked the stone with the sign of the cross. The Devil threw the stone, but miraculously the bridge was spared!
#TravelTip : Visitors can still visit the 220-ton stone hurled by the Devil near the town of Göschenen. It's called the Teufelsstein, or Devils Rock.
Thinking of visiting? Ya might want to check out our post. We'll tell you how not to get lost like we did - twice - on the way to Teufelsbrücke. 😳🙈
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