With the idyllic bridge made of stone and wood, the surrounding rocks and the lush vegetation, the "Schiessentümpel" is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the region.

The bridge was built around 1879 by Christnach mason and sculptor J.P. Pommerschenckel.  The reason given for its construction was so that the inhabitants of Christnach could reach their forest plots on the other side of the river in winter during high water. A previous bridge had fallen victim to the flood.

The natural stone bridge is self-supporting and mostly built dry, i.e. without mortar. Numerous sandstones are carved with artistic reliefs depicting animals and mythical creatures.

To mark the 140th anniversary, celebrations were held on 21/07/2019 to honour the famous Mullerthal landmark.

The starting point is Camping "La Pinède".

This tour is on route 2 of the Mullerthal Trail.

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