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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Natalie M
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank B W
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Both the interior and exterior of the bridge are charming and make for part of a nice walk through the city. The areas around the bridge include a nice riverside park, and plenty of marktplatzs with cafes and restaurants. Erfurt was a surprisingly beautiful city.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is one of my favourite places that I visited in Erfurt - I was staying with a friend so she knew the easiest ways around the city and to the bridge! If you're walking along the street, you wouldn't even realise you're on a bridge. It's such a cute and colourful little lane - it reminded me of the... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We wandered through the shops and were always welcomed! Lots to see and lots to learn about!! Enjoy!!!

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Went to Erfurt on a business trip recently and after my meeting was shown around the old town. Really interesting. I did not realise we crossed a bridge until we got to the other side and my guide showed me the side of the building and the water running underneath. The building on the bridge are really nice little old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The Merchant's Bridge is very picturesque. The north side of it has a nice lawn area which gives you a great view of the bridge and a nice spot for a bite to eat. They are currently doing some renovation work in the river on the south side of the bridge.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We realized that this little, quaint street was a bridge after we crossed it! The pedestrian streets in this city are awesome, and are what makes this a truly wonderful place to visit.

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