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“Out of the Way, but nice views”

Medieval Double Bridge
Ranked #19 of 59 things to do in Rothenburg
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Out of the Way, but nice views”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We actually traveled across the bridge to get to our bed and breakfast, so this was much less out of our way than it would be for most people. This is probably a 10-15 minute walk from the center of town. The bridge is likely 150 feet (at least) below the level of the town. Therefore, the walk there won't be too bad, but walking back will make your calves and glutes burn on the steep hills.

The bridge itself is interesting to look at, but there is no explanation on the site of its importance or history. Therefore, you really will be going just to see it. You also have a very nice and different vantage point for seeing the city.

We were in town for two days and I'm glad we took this route on our way back to hotel, but I'm not sure it would be worth the trek if you only had one day in Rothenburg. If you want to see the bridge and have only one day, you might consider driving by it and stopping on your way in or out of the city.

Visited June 2013
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Ontario
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168 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“A nice view from the wall”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

I did not walk down to this bridge, but it was lovely to look down into the valley at it from above.

Visited October 2012
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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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“A fantastic bridge”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We entered Rothenburg on the back roads and rounded a corner to find this amazing structure with the city perched above - what a great photo moment!

Visited May 2012
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Santiago, Chile
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“just if you have extra time”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

the walk form the castle gardens is very nice, giving you another angle to the old town, but the actual bridge does not have any special appeal.

Visited July 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice hike and lovely view back up the hill to the city walls”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

This is a hike for returning visitors as well as those looking for a little excersise. While relatively unremarkable, the sense of history below the ancient city walls gives one a sense of what potential attackers faced, an uphill battle if ever there was one... only to be greeted by arrows and hot oil pouring out of the city gates.

Visited July 2011
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