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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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Like in a fairytale

This bridge is the largest bridge with buildings on in Europe, so in reality, it appears more as a street than a bridge. But what a fantastic environment! All the nice, small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge is the largest bridge with buildings on in Europe, so in reality, it appears more as a street than a bridge. But what a fantastic environment! All the nice, small houses with small shops and cafes, the whole atmosphere brings you back to real old times in Germany, like in a fairytale. We were lucky. It was a... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice lovely restored mid age houses with nice little shops (Confiserie Goldhelm, Erfurt Blau and more) just over the river Gera. You will also find some bars, Restaurants to relax. Very nice place to view the Krämer Brücke is from the both backsides. Also the church just on the bridge offers a god overview from the Tower over old... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, historic, old world German town on the VIA REGIA. A must go to place that represents everything German and everything you would expect to see if you had a time machine and traveled back to the middle ages. What a special place.

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Phuket, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit when the sun is shining and you can rest by the waters edge or go for a paddle. Pretty buildings and nice place. A few restaurants and brew pubs to hang out at and enjoy the view

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bridge is very historical, quaint and got some lovely little shops selling goods made in the town and area. The house are colourful and you can't deny the charm of it. Good to some little presents and some delicious icecream! Great photo spot as well, go early so less or no people.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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