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Merchant's Bridge

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Address: 99084, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number: 4903613803950
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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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Very Interesting Unusual Sight

We didn't shop much there but enjoyed walking the bridge and seeing it. The concept is a bit unusual to most towns but a cool thing to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We didn't shop much there but enjoyed walking the bridge and seeing it. The concept is a bit unusual to most towns but a cool thing to see.

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Cannes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique bridge was part of Via Regia which was a historic road in the Middle Ages. The Via Regia ran from west to east through the center of the Roman Empire, from the Rhine at Mainz-Kastel to Frankfurt am Main which was the trade city and site of the election of the King of the Romans and it continued... More 

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Erfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of two Merchant's Bridges in Europe, an absolute must see, however, do not just walk over the bridge with it's quaint and authentic little shops and scewed windows and doorways, make sure to walk the two parallel streets so that you can view the houses on the bridge from the front and the back. Stopping by the famous 'Goldhelm'... More 

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Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here are boutique shops, which may have something to offer someone. For me, this was nice environment near our hotel. I liked a lot.

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Thank 32Morten
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a bridge, it does is job to get you to the other side of the water, but it feels so painfully kitschy, like everyone is just trying a little too hard.

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Bowling Green, Ohio USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Merchant's Bridge gives you a great sense of old Erfurt. The shops are charming and in spirit with the quaint nature of the setting. I encourage you to go to the top of the tower in the Methodist Church at the end of the bridge, especially if it is a clear day. The view is lovely and unlike anywhere... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Unique bridge in Germany. Well worth a visit. Hadn't realised we had crossed it until we had explored more of town and read more about its history and significance. We enjoyed sitting in the platz opposite with ice cream and alongside it with drinka watching tour groups and other tourists come to look. Great people watching area

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I didn't know about this but the tourist office recommend it, it is truly delightful. Seek it out and spend some time, although not before 10 as the shops aren't open!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful and gives a wonderful idea of this romantic old times. Just strolling through and doing a bit of window shopping is an experience on its own. I arrived there when the Kraemerbrueckenfestival was on, which is a lovely celebration of the town. Erfurt is definitley beautiful and worth to visit.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

As much as we learnt this is the biggest bridge of its kind north of the Alps. The bridge is only visible as such when you walk down to river Gera. On the bridge you wouldnt recognise it is a bridge though. We strolled along the quarter and really enjoyed it.

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