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Salzburg Pedestrian Bridge with Locks

This is a iconic slim arched concrete pedestrian bridge with chain link sides in the center of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David K
Charleston, West Virginia
Beautiful Bridge over Salzach River

One of the most beautiful bridges in Salzburg. The bridge is only for pedestrian and cyclist. On... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Makartsteg / Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arguably the most romantic city in Europe, Salzburg is perfectly divided by the beautiful Salzach river. There are numerous bridges spanning the divide, but none more elegant than the curved pedestrian Makartz crossing - sparkling with ten thousand jewels, each an intimate declaration of eternal...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a iconic slim arched concrete pedestrian bridge with chain link sides in the center of Salzburg. People seem to have attached locks to the chain link sides to profess their love for each other. You can enjoy the view of the river &...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful bridges in Salzburg. The bridge is only for pedestrian and cyclist. On both sides of the bridge there are beautiful love locks by romantic partners which gives a unique and vibrant appearance to the bridge

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

This is popular among local and tourist. Lots tourist walking around and taking pictures. Weather was good and place is well maintained and clean. I like the place and this scene is new for me. Nice for lovers and couples.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

From Mozart Residence , we walked towards a “pedestrian bridge”. This bridge connect the old and the new town. From a distance, the views Is romantical.. The bridge on either sides is filled with locks of all sizes and colors. On the locks, we see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

You have to leave your lock. This is a must do. You can also take a river cruise from here and the ice cream is fantastic. A stop on the hop on hop off bus.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Makartsteg is a bridge that connect both side of town for walkers , you can see a lot locks put on the handrail.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is a nice pedestrian bridge. During the weekend it is very busy. If you want to make nice photos cross this bridge on a working day afternoon.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed September 12, 2018

This is another bridge in Europe, like so many others, where lovers make vows of eternal love. We could not stop doing ours!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Guilherme C
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We cycled up to this bridge and it is very colourful from afar, it appears to be quite reddish. On the bridge it is less attractive and my husband hates the ‘love padlocks’ so much that, when we pass such a bridge, he always says...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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2 days in Salz. (Salzburg, St Gilgen, St Wolfgang, Hallstat) (3 Replies)
Hi experts, Thanks for all the useful info i've been able to gather from here. Kindly need your advice on whether the itinerary and public transport options are correct based on what i've gathered here. Our travel info: SG couple stopping by Salzburg for two days from 11-13 May. I've roughly searched what we plan to see, but please feel free to suggest if any replacement is needed. We like sightseeing, and target to cover the must see places (though we know not all can be covered). We...More
April 13, 2016|
Response fromnakagoli|
i would go for number 2 as this allows you to start very early in hallstatt. but you have to watch tmes for ferries. for instance , the last from st wolfgang to st gilgen is around 1800. but buses run later. also the gondola at st gilgen will be closed at 1700. also not that the 546 does not go from hallstatt. it goes from bad ischl, so you have to factor in your return from hallstatt to bad ischl, using either ferry / train, or 543 / 542 bus.
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Internet Cafes (1 Replies)
If you are wanting to use an Internet cafe whilst in Salzburg I would urge you to shop around. Right in the centre, in Mozartplatz, we were charged around 4 Euros for 15 minutes. We located another cafe, in Theatergasse, just across the river where we paid 50 cents for about 15 minutes. To reach Theatergasse cross the Makartsteg footbridge and head towards Makartplatz (where Mozarts Wohnhaus is) and the cafe is just inside Theatergasse on the right. They have computers to play games on...More
July 20, 2006|
Response fromRoley|
Thanks for this tip Liz, that's very helpful! I didn't know about the net cafe in the Theatergasse and since the Bignet branch of Judengasse shut, have been stuck using that expensive one on the Mozartplatz (with the incredibly uncomfortable stools!) I shall try the Theatergasse next time. There's also quite a good net cafe right next to the main railway station where it costs 1.50 euros for half an hour which I thought was reasonable. But Theatergasse is much easier to reach if you are...More
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Recommendation: Salzachgalerien (6 Replies)
I wrote a review about this yesterday, but is seems to have disappeared... So here it is again: For ten years now, the river walk between Muellnersteg and Makartsteg turns into a bustling art market every year from late May to September. The “Salzachgalerien” (Salzach galleries) have become a well-known and popular tradition among locals and tourists who love strolling through the countless little craft stands, browsing for hand-made artwork, ethno clothes/jewellery and craftwork from all...More
May 04, 2012|
Response fromLizR|
Hello, Thank you for posting this recommendation. I'm delighted to see that it will be there during my holiday in June. The reviews go for monitoring and then appear a day or so later so yours will more than likely re-appear. :-) These markets are wonderful! I have bought so much from there - jewellery, hand made soaps, knitwear. The setting is gorgeous beside the river and I can easily lose an hour or more browsing the stalls. Thanks again for posting and including the website.