BHC Pic of the Week Nr. 20


The next tour guide being put together will be the historic bridges in Waldheim. Located northeast of Chemnitz in the German state of Saxony near the town of Frankenberg, the community of 8,500 inhabitants has a typical small-town environment with a small but lively town square, many historic buildings and churches and lots of greens, all along the River Zschopau. The town also has an unusually high number of large viaducts and historic bridges, all over 130 years old at least, and therefore, one needs to spend a day there.

Here’s a preview of the tour guide beginning with this viaduct. It spans a deep valley occupied by Waldstrasse and a small creek north of Waldheim. Built 160 years ago, the viaduct is 60 meters tall and 600 meters long. It is the first place of interest when entering Waldheim. The viaduct still serves traffic today as regional trains between Chemnitz, Döbeln and Riesa daily. While not having crossed the bridge by train, one can believe a nice beautiful view of the river valley and Waldheim itself while traveling through. Yet there are more of these to go around…..

….so stay tuned for more. 🙂