Father Bernatek Footbridge

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Father Bernatek Footbridge
4.5
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over the Vistuala River between Kazimierz Quarter and Podgorze Quarter
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Neighborhood: Stare Podórze
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,606 contributions
with Flying Acrobats
Oct 2020
Linking Kazimierz and Podgorze suburb, this over 140m long bridge spans the Wisla river providing a safe and pleasant crossing to pedestrians and cyclists since 2010.

What I liked most about the bridge is the artwork in its overhanging leaf-shaped construction. Flying acrobatic sports people tumbling in the air exhaling a spirit of freedom. A pity only four of the original nine figures are left. Hopefully they will be restored. The sculptor Jerzy Kędziora who designed them is still around.

I am not into padlock love, but if you are don't throw the keys into the river (not just for environmental reasons...). Strange that couples chose this bridge for their padlocks as it is named after a celibatarian monk (Bernatek) who initiated a hospital in Krakow.
Written February 3, 2021
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Eliza
Munich, Germany50 contributions
Gorgeous at night!
Jul 2020
A beautiful car-free bridge adorned with statues of people in various balancing acts upon the cables. Perfect for a night stroll after dinner in Krasimerz!
Written August 12, 2020
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,230 contributions
Joining cozy districts of Krakow
Jun 2020 • Couples
This bridge above Vistula river is joining one of the most interesting districts of Krakow- Kazimierz and Podgórze.
Written June 12, 2020
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Wandering Scotsman
Kilbirnie, UK84 contributions
Worth a look
Feb 2020 • Couples
It's a beautiful bridge into the Ghetto area, some interesting statues adorn the top of the bridge and along the walkway is covered in padlock's placed by young and old lovers alike.. a romantic place to visit if you're in Krakow with your partner, I'd recommend visiting it at night time when its beautifully lit up.
Written February 23, 2020
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Tom J
London, UK1,364 contributions
The Only One Like It
Jan 2020
The Father Bernatek Footbridge is probably one of the most interesting footbridges you can see. Located at the south of the old town Krakow and connecting to the Jewish Ghetto (Podgorze) area it is widely used by tourists and locals alike.

The think that sets this bridge apart from any other is the "floating" acrobatic statues it has. Effortlessly balanced on wire these statues appear to be performing right in front of your eyes and move with the wind. A beautiful installation that really does capture your attention.

The bridge also has thousands of "love locks" that line each side. Whilst not an original feature seeing the varying age, sizes and styles of these can be somewhat interesting also.
Written January 25, 2020
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nikkiwestgate
Havant, UK17 contributions
Father Bernatek Footbridge - Beautiful
Dec 2019
This is a beautiful footbridge over the Vistula river. Padlocks of varying ages line the sides. Suspended sculptures of gymnasts artistically float above. A must for visitors to see.
Written January 19, 2020
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The mind of a traveler
781 contributions
Very original
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very original bridge over the Wisla river with some sculptures and full of locks for those who believe that their love will stay forever.

We really liked it!

The mind of a traveler.
Written January 7, 2020
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Arie Vurtzel
Krakow, Poland66 contributions
Father Bernatek Footbridge
Dec 2019
a great bridge also called the lover lock bridge. you can also enjoy the floating hanged athletic statues
Written January 2, 2020
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Inspire587709
786 contributions
Acrobatic Sculptures + Love Locks
Dec 2019
New footbridge across Vistula River connecting Jewish quarters (Kazimierz) and Krakow. There are love locks galore, along with acrobatic sculptures by Jerzy Kedziora.
Written December 25, 2019
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Greg S
Adelaide, Australia1,227 contributions
Walked over this a few times from old town to Jewish Ghetto
Dec 2019 • Solo
Lovely bridge gives you a nice view of the Vistula River. Great place for photos all around. Cant say much more.
Written December 9, 2019
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