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Merchant's Bridge

Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Erfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: The Kramerbrucke is the must see place in Erfurt.  It's basically a pedestrianised bridge which is built on, so when you walk over it it looks just... more »
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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250 reviews 250 reviews
148 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
68 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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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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Stuttgart, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I visited the "Krämers Brücke" on a Sunday on a weekend with a bridge day. Please do not do this - it is just too crowded. In contrast to the Ponte Vecchio you can walk underneath the bridge long side of the river Gera. This you must do - it gives you a compile different view from the bridge. Apart... More

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Rye, NY
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133 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Walking by the shops is fine if you're on the way to the cathedral, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit because they're fairly touristy. It's a bit more interesting to go around to the side of the bridge so you can get a sense of the fact that the structure is, indeed, a bridge and not... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Erfurt is a wonderful city and this bridge is something you can't miss if you're visiting it. It have a lot of small shops and also I remember some very nice french restaurant. My recommendation!

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Richmond, Virginia
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611 reviews 611 reviews
263 attraction reviews
529 helpful votes 529 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The bridge should be seen by walking across, under and around it, as each view has its charm. The bridge is lined with shops on the street level. The shops are varied and generally pricier than elsewhere. We stopped each time we visited and the little chocolatier at the East end of the bridge. Their flavored hot chocolates are the... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My friend and I window shopped the evening before visiting the shops for actual purchases, and we loved the variety of locally made products from the Thuringia area of Germany. The bridge itself is a wonderful structure tucked into the city center neighborhood.

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