Chmarošský Viaduct – Telgárt, Slovakia - Atlas Obscura

Chmarošský Viaduct

Telgárt, Slovakia

A gorgeous stone viaduct crosses over a bucolic valley. 


The sheer elegance of this stone bridge, with the mountains and forest of the Gregor Valley in the background, make the Chmarošský Viaduct one of the most picturesque scenes in Slovakia.  

The viaduct (viadukt) is a magnificent piece of infrastructure. The railway bridge consists of nine arches, each over 30 feet wide. In total, the span is about 370 feet long and 60 feet high at its peak.

Despite its ancient look, the railway bridge was built in the 1930s, and it is still in use today. It connects two tunnels along the Červená Skala-Margecany train track of the Telgártska loop, which is impressive in its own right. The curved spiral track ascends over 560 feet in altitude by traversing 40 feet of very rugged terrain.

Know Before You Go

Chmarošský Viadukt is clearly visible from the main road. Dirt tracks through the meadow lead directly to the viaduct.

The viaduct is sometimes referred to as Telgárt Viadukt due to its proximity to the town of Telgárt.

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