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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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Wonderful local art for sale by artists and very welcoming. We enjoyed the ice cream, musicians, historic buildings and we climbed the tower and saw it all from another vantage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful local art for sale by artists and very welcoming. We enjoyed the ice cream, musicians, historic buildings and we climbed the tower and saw it all from another vantage point - what a memorable and delightful day we had here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Spent the day in Efrurt with my wife and her penpal and family. Had a wonedrful lunch in the sun at a restaurant next to the Thuringia state parliament building followed by a walk around the city. The highlight was the Mechants Bridge which was spectacular, although the whole city is well worth a visit. It was mid April and... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you're there with kids this revs up their fantasy about mediaval times. If you're there with your significant other it makes for a nice romantic stroll!! A lot of small shops invite for a leisurely walk and getting some knickknacks for gifts.don't forgery the good eateries close by.

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Erfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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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