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Footbridges in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

This may be more of a crossing than an actual bridge. But since it gets people drily across a body of water I’ll count it. Plus, I love the picture. Footbridge, Plitvice Lakes, CroatiaThis is what the footbridges look like in Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia – that fairytale place of waterfalls and water of greenish blue colours you didn’t yet know existed. You walk barely just above the water surface on planks, and plants in different shades of green entwine around the planks and seem to reach out to you, wanting to draw you towards them and underwater. The water is gushing underneath your feet. It feels like you could actually walk on water.

One of the best travel decisions in my life was most definitely coming to Plitvice Lakes in April – off-season. Even in the cool Spring weather it was already fairly well visited, and I cannot even begin to imagine what it must look like in summer. Or maybe I just don’t want to imagine. The only thing that saves the place from a complete tourist overload is probably the fact that you are not allowed to swim in the turquoise – no, emerald – no, myrtle – pine – shamrock – good lord, I just cannot decide on a good word to describe the incredible colour of the water. The footbridges blend in so well that they are hardly noticeable – and yet they allow for the visitor to get to the points where the view will be most amazing. Plitvice might not be a secret anymore – but it doesn’t matter, it is a must see for anyone who goes to Croatia.

If you have read My Mission statement, you know why I love bridges. To me they are the most universal symbol of connection, of bringing people together and overcoming anything that may seperate us. I want to present to you pictures of bridges that I really love in places that I really love on my blog every Sunday. If you have a picture of a bridge that you would like to share with my readers as a guest post, feel free to contact me!

6 Comments

  1. This is on our must-see list on Croatia. Love the fact that this picture captures the fairytale place you are talking about – you can’t actually see the water colour, or the surroundings… adds to the mysterie 🙂
    I’ve been told there are places near the lakes where you can actually swim. Wrote them down in my book at home 🙂

    • bridgekeeper

      November 21, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Very good, Annick, you will not regret going there!! I only had one day so I didn’t manage to check out the surroundings, but I wouldn’t mind a swim in that amazing water!

  2. Reminds me of a bridge we went to a bit. In the Spreewald.

    • bridgekeeper

      November 21, 2013 at 10:26 am

      This is the 1000th comment on my blog – thank you for making it, Andrew! Yes, the wooden footbridges all seem to be related at heart, be they in Germany or Croatia 🙂

  3. That’s a lovely photo! I’ve never been to Croatia – it sounds wonderful.

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