Cross one of Europe's longest suspension bridges
The great suspension bridge Titan-RT in the Harz mountains stands as proof that this beautiful mountainous area offers more than just hiking and mountain biking. Spanning nearly 500 meters, this steel suspension bridge stretches across the stunning Rappbode Valley. As you make your way across the gently swaying bridge, you are enveloped in fresh mountain air and an absolutely mesmerizing view of forests and water. However, be warned – this journey is not for the faint of heart who dislike heights: the bridge’s floor is made of steel grating, offering an unobstructed view of the water 100 meters below your feet.
Here we have compiled everything you need to know about your visit to the Titan-RT suspension bridge.
Steel construction with top-notch safety
The suspension bridge is constructed of steel and cables and opened in the spring of 2017. It is located in the Rappbode Valley in the Harz, right next to the area's largest dam, the Rappode Dam. Titan-RT is 458 meters long and hangs 100 meters up in the air. As you move across the bridge, you walk on a 120 cm wide steel grate, which has a 130 cm high railing of steel netting on both sides.
When the bridge opened, it was the world's longest (simple) suspension bridge, but it has since been surpassed by a bridge in Switzerland.
The safety of the suspension bridge is top-notch. It is anchored to the slate rocks on both sides of the valley, and the four main suspension cables have a diameter of 65 mm. Together, all cables have a tensile strength of 947 tons! In other words: the bridge is incredibly secure.
The bridge is kept stable in the wind thanks to two cables that keep it tense. However, the bridge always sways a bit – after all, it is a suspension bridge – but it is stable to walk on.
Additionally, there is a limited number of guests allowed on the bridge at the same time. Therefore, there might be a bit of a wait before you can get on the bridge, but this also ensures that it is not overloaded when you step out high above the valley floor.
Tips for your visit
All you need to bring is a bit of courage and a pair of good shoes. You'll be walking on a steel grate, so wearing flip-flops isn't very comfortable.
It doesn't matter which end of the bridge you drive to. You can buy tickets, park your car, and cross the bridge from either side. Your ticket is valid for two crossings, so you can return to your car.
The bridge offers a stunning view all day long, but it's particularly special at twilight. It's a unique experience to stand in the middle of the bridge and watch the daylight fade behind the mountains. After sunset, the bridge is beautifully illuminated.
Purchase tickets on both sides of the bridge
Purchase tickets at the ticket machines located at both entrances or at the visitor center in "Rappbodetalsperre." Remember to bring cash, as the ticket machines do not accept cards.
A ticket is valid for a round trip across the bridge and costs about €7,50 for an adult.
If you need to bring a stroller, wheelchair, or walker, you should head to the visitor center at the northern end and register. They are open from 9:00 a.m. during the summer months.
The bridge is open year-round from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
The bridge closes in the event of storms, hail, thunderstorms, and heavy rain.
Check the website titan-rt.de for changes in opening hours (The website is in German, but most browsers can automatically translate to English).
TIP: Visit the bridge outside of public holidays and vacation times, as there are many visitors during these periods, and there may be a wait to cross the bridge.
Guests pictures on Instagram #titanrt
Have lunch at local restaurants
After walking high up in the fresh mountain air – and perhaps even overcoming a fear of heights – it's time for a good lunch.
There are several local restaurants close to the bridge that offer a wide range of food and drinks, from quick snacks to delicious regional specialties.
In the summer, you can of course enjoy a lovely cold ice cream, and in the winter, a tasty and warm glass of mulled wine.
Up for more? Try the Gigaswing or Megazipline
As you walk across the suspension bridge, you might hear roars and screams. Fear not. These are not the sounds of the bridge's visitors, but rather thrill-seekers fearlessly taking the plunge over the edge in the Gigaswing or Megazipline.
Gigaswing is one of Europe's largest free-fall experiences and pure heaven for adrenaline junkies. On the platform beneath the Titan-RT, you'll be securely strapped in before falling into a free fall that you'll feel throughout your entire body. Then, you'll swing back and forth over the valley until you are pulled back up to the edge.
In the Megazipline, you're fastened to a cable head-first and then whisked away at speeds of up to 85 km/h (about 53 mph), 120 meters (about 394 feet) above the Rappbode Valley. The Megazipline is 1 kilometer long, giving you plenty of time to feel the wind in your face, experience the sensation of flying, and enjoy the breathtaking view over the beautiful valley. It's accessible to older children from 10 years old who weigh at least 40 kg (about 88 lbs).
Both the Giga-Swing and the Megazipline are offered by Harzadrenalin, located right next to the bridge.
TIP: It's a good idea to book your Gigaswing and Megazipline session in advance via harzdrenalin.de.
Find your way to the Harz Suspension Bridge (Titan-RT)
Den nemmest måde at komme til hængebroen er i bil.
Når du kommer fra nord, så kør på B6 mod Wernigerode.
Kør ca. 34 km og tag afkørsel B27 mod Blankenburg-Ost/Elbingerode og følg denne vej, indtil nu når rundkørslen. Tag anden vej i rundkørslen, følg vejen og i den næste rundkørsel tager du tredje vej mod B81 mod Hasselfelde.
Kør 8,5 km, drej til højre af L96 mod Rübeland/Rappbodetalsperre og følg vejen til du når parkeringspladsen efter tunnelen.
Rappbodetalsperre on the L96
38889 Oberharz am Brocken
NB. We reserve the right to change prices and opening hours and refer to titan-rt.de for an updated overview.