Just a short walk from the historic center of Feldkirch, the Heiligkreuz Bridge leads to these “Im Kehr” listed houses. Built atop a rocky outcropping, they perch precariously over the torrential River Ill. Lest you think I exaggerate, one of the houses plunged into the river on Easter Sunday in 1965. Fortunately, no one was inside the house when it lost its footing and slid into the raging waters below. The remainder seem to be hanging on – literally. Beautiful to begin with, their precarious situation makes them one of the most photographed sites in the town.
6 thoughts on “PHOTO: Heiligkreuz Bridge and Cliff Houses in Feldkirch, Austria”
What is the street address? I can’t seem to find the bridge’s location on Google maps. Thanks!
Hi Elle: Don’t know the address (do bridges have addresses?), but from the Old Town, walk to the river, turn right, and follow the river until you see the bridge. It’s a short walk. You could also try searching for it in German: Heilig-Kreuz Bruche.
Im Kehr 2 is the adress
What a breathtaking sight … great photo!
Thanks so much Alanna. I really liked that one, too.