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Merchant's Bridge

Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Erfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: An old-fashioned bridge and street lined with pretty houses dating back to the Renaissance.
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: An old-fashioned bridge and street lined with pretty houses dating back to the Renaissance.
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Sawston, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Not too 'touristy' as the main visitors to Erfurt are other Germans. The shops on the bridge are mostly good too, not the usual tat, and interesting wine, spices and antique shops.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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282 reviews 282 reviews
167 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Walking along the regular street, you can see the bridge with the shops going over the stream. The stream was pretty and fast flowing with children and dogs playing in the water. We went around to the end of the bridge where the shops started. It looked like a normal street that went up and over since you couldn't see... More 

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Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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168 reviews 168 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was very disappointed when I realised that I was seeing the #1 attraction of Erfurt. The bridge is nice, but shortish and very touristic. Certainly this is not the single most important thing to see in Erfurt. The Domplatz is a lot more impressive. What we liked on the bridge was the mechanical theater almost at the end which... More 

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California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Lots of little shops. Lovely window boxes and potted plants and flowers. Sleepy double stream wends under 'brücke.' Want to seek a restaurant w/ view.

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Columbus, Ohio
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241 reviews 241 reviews
72 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Walked by and over this bridge. Worth seeing and there are some nice stores. There's a good side view from a neaby city park downstream. Oddly enough, you would never know you were on a bridge when you are actually on the bridge itself. It just looks like a normal city street.

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North East
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a fantastic example and invokes thought as to how London Bridge would have appeared in its original form. As with most historical sites these days - I am heartily disappointed at the graffiti which is increasingly appearing in such beautiful areas and on features of such great historical importance

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