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Merchant's Bridge

Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 16 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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Columbus, Ohio
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182 reviews 182 reviews
53 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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128 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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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236 attraction reviews
496 helpful votes 496 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
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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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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33 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The bridge gives a glimpse into a forgotten way of life, and that alone is worth seeing. The timbered houses and shops make for a quaint picture along the river, though the sewer smell on the river side can be a bit strong. Foot traffic can be pretty heavy, especially with people pushing strollers and walking dogs, so be patient... More

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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215 reviews 215 reviews
209 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

It's certainly beautiful,although the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and the Pulteney Bridge in Bath are better in my opinion,but truthfully it does feel very touristy. You could argue since so many German cities were destroyed by WW2 Bombing and aren't that beautiful anymore Erfurt is an exception,but I want to see true German culture,not americanised tat!

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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Very well maintained, you need to see it from the river side and of course walk through it. Lots of shops that cater for everybody

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