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Address: , Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
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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 bridge.

Lovely historic bridge which is covered in ancient buildings. Unfortunately these lovely buildings are full of shops selling crap to tourists, which is a shame. They could be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Bensheim, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The bridge is really nice to look at, there aren't that many bridges with buildings on top left. I think you should first look at the bridge from the side, as if you just walk on the bridge you don't realize that you're on it. The bridge is so historical and still standing after all that happened!(It burnt down a... More 

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Basingstoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Lovely historic bridge which is covered in ancient buildings. Unfortunately these lovely buildings are full of shops selling crap to tourists, which is a shame. They could be selling much more interesting goods like wines, beers, cheeses, local crafts, etc.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It is great to see something of this age and type existing today. Lots of history from it's timber origins to the stone construction of today. Quaint boutique shops and a great ice-cream bar populate either side of the bridge.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What to say about a place like this. Built from wood in 1117 and after burned down for a few times rebuilt in stone around 1325. Preserved till date - great to see that such historic sites can be charming in the 21st century. Lovely surroundings around this area. Must see.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It is the neatest place to visit. There are many quaint stores filled with unusual treasures and friendly people, that are not pushy, but let you take your time to look around until you find that special thing. Do not forget to turn left at the end of the bridge and look at the houses that are built over that... More 

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lunde i telemark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

we stayed at the Erfurt Radisson, which was just about 10 minutes walk away. Dont try to go with a car, Parking in the narrow streets is a " Challenge". The bridge is a nice experience. Old style buildings and nice shops. Worth a detour.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Located in the old part of Erfurt this medieval bridge is a wonderful area to visit. One end has a park while the bridge itself has a number of little shops full of interesting goods to browse through. As well many of the house and restaurants in the area are very old which makes the architecture a pleasure to behold.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I went to this bridge with friends, and absolutely adored it. The bridge is full of little shops and boutiques, and is very colourful. On one side of the bridge there is a street, but on the other side, there is a park with a beautiful view of the whole bridge. A great place for a picnic lunch, or to... More 

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Auburn, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We walked over the bridge twice without realizing we were on it. You have to go around to a park on the back side to see and appreciate it.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After dinner stroll we liked it so much we returned the next day and noted a gelato in front f the fountain

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