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Merchant's Bridge

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Address: 99084, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
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+49 361 3803950
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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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If you like small shops

this is the place to go. The whole stretch is fun to walk and wander in and out of. I so wish I had more time. Hmm I see a weekend trip coming.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Kym-Marie P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is the place to go. The whole stretch is fun to walk and wander in and out of. I so wish I had more time. Hmm I see a weekend trip coming.

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Peak District
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really picturesque if you look at it from the back - if you walk straight on to the bridge you wouldn't know it was one. Some lovely shops on the bridge and the most delightful chocolate shop selling the most amazing truffles!!!! They are expensive but so worth it ;-)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you didn't know it is a bridge, you wouldn't recognise it as one. Small interesting shops along the bridge. Nice way to walk from the old town to the new.

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Sawston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Revisiting the Merchant's Bridge is an essential part of our visit to the Erfurt Christmas market ... this is an exceptional free attraction, and it's great to see all of the shops here continuing in business - real living history! Inevitably most of the businesses aim to attract tourist trade, but non the less they are generally interesting and good... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

You'll walk right through it without noticing you were on a bridge. You don't see the water from on the bridge.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Atmospheric bridge lined with arty tourist shops on both sides. Erfurt's version of York's Shambles.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

It is a touristy place but it is well deserved. There are few interesting little shops, some of them are selling very unique local souvenirs. We found the most interesting to be a glassblower studio. I do not remember the name but I do not think there are very many of those places. The artist was actually working in the... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

This is such a pretty sight and worth a visit, even just for the picture. Close by, there are multiple shops, cafes and restaurants. Worth a visit.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Such a unique and quaint setting. Love all the little shops in Erfurt along the way. Well worth the detour to find some local treasures (note you need to walk here as there are no trams in this area).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you just walk across Krämerbrücke (Merchants' Bridge - as there's more than 1 merchant I prefer the apostophe after the S) you'd never know you were on a bridge, so complete are the two terraces of shops and flats on both sides. But step down the narrow passage on the eastern end and you see the bridge structure for... More 

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