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Address: Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
Description: An old-fashioned bridge and street lined with pretty houses dating back to...
An old-fashioned bridge and street lined with pretty houses dating back to the Renaissance.
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Beautiful old historical site

Oldest bridge in Europe build with houses on it. More than 600 years old. Cosy cafés, small souvenir shops and middle age Christmas market in front.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Erfurt, Germany
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Erfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Oldest bridge in Europe build with houses on it. More than 600 years old. Cosy cafés, small souvenir shops and middle age Christmas market in front.

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Erfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Krämerbrücke is a one of the most important sight seeing spots of Erfurt. It connects the Wenigemarkt and the Fischmarkt. Both sides of the bridge are covered with houses including small shops and cafes. Once in Erfurt...Go there

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The above title was the astonished comment of an accompanying friend visiting Erfurt with me. Beautiful old houses when walking over the bridge - but you are not having the feeling of crossing a bridge only when you walk around and look from either side a wonderful view of bridge's arches. Not far from there are plenty of inviting places... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This bridge is one of many German bridges built with houses on them. But this one is the only of its kind this side of the Alps where you will catch no glimpse of the river below if you march on the bridge. There are 32 houses on the bridge first need in the year 1117 in a chronicle. The... More 

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Terhorne, Friesland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Erfurt is a medieval city that is worth a visit when you are in the neighbourhood. It has a huge double cathedral that look over the city. I was not so much impressed by the insides of it, but love the view from the top of the stairs and loved to stroll around in the ancient city with lots of... More 

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Auerbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Quite scenic.... Easily missed unless you are walking along the river. You would not know you are on a bridge, we viewed from a path behind the Christmas market.

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Sawston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This, together with Domplatz and the Petersburg citadadel, are what should make Erfurt a "must-visit" location. The walk over the bridge is fascinating in itself, and while the shops are rather "touristy" they do include a reasonable café and an interesting bridge museum. However, added interest is the extent to which you can explore the bridge and it's construction. Going... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

When you walk over it, it does not seem as if you are on a bridge. That is what makes it special, but we think it was not such a big deal......

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Wonderful history, lovely shops and a really lovely cultured feel to it. I spent a long time on the bridge.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I passed through Erfurt on a recent visit to Weimar. Having visited Florence and Bath, to see the Ponte Vecchio and Poultney Bridge, I was keen to see the Kramerbrucke, which is located in the centre of the town. This is apparently the only example of this kind of bridge north of the Alps. The bridge itself is quite short,... More 

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