PHOTO: Heiligkreuz Bridge and Cliff Houses in Feldkirch, Austria

Heiligkreuz bridge and houses built on a rocky outcropping aside the River Ill in the "Im Kehr" area of Feldkirch, Austria

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.

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