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Merchant's Bridge

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Address: 99084, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number: +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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You'll walk right through it without noticing you were on a bridge. You don't see the water from on the bridge.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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229 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The Kraemerbruecke is an old-fashioned bridge in the city over the Gera river. The buildings are lovely; the shops quite lovely too, a great wine store for one (small but good selection) and a wonderful spice shop with spices from all over the world.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is the oldest continuously-occupied covered bridge in Europe. Has little craft shops and food places all along the way and is really fun to experience. Is very centrally located, too. Don't miss it!

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

With buildings on the bridge, the visitor is not aware that a river is being crossed. It appears to be a normal town street, and it is from the adjoining banks that the true vista is obtained.

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Oslo, Norway
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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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