If you are visiting the Hängeseilbrücke suspension bridge at Geierlay, it is worth swinging by Burg Balduinseck just nine kilometres away.
This impressive fortress sits in a wooded valley on a loop in road L203 between Buch and Mastershausen. Completed in the early fourteenth century, it sits in a commanding position atop a rock spur. As you enter the valley coming from the Mastershausen side, it suddenly appears in front of you and is a truly remarkable sight.
Sadly, the castle complex is a ruin now, with records showing it dilapidated as far back as the eighteenth century. However, what remains is remarkably well preserved and is now a listed monument.
The following video footage taken using a drone around the fortress gives a flavour of what is there to see:
The following computer-generated animation shows how the castle may have looked in its heyday:
It is open to the public and there is no entry charge.