Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne

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At 409.2 m (1,342.5 ft) long, Hohenzollern Bridge serves as a major crossing over the Rhine river. Nearly 1,200 trains cross the river here each day, making it Germany's most heavily used railway bridge. Wander across the Rhine for sweeping views of the rest of the city on both banks. You can't miss the famous Cologne Cathedral. Be sure to look for the many "love locks" adorning the bridge railings. These fairly new padlocks are supposed to bring hopeful couples good luck. The original bridge was destroyed during World War II. The impressive metal structure you see now was built in 1948. Planning Cologne trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • An enormous iron structure to cross the Rhine shared by pedestrians and the train was destroyed during the second world war and returned to rebuild in 1948. It is incredible to see the amount of locks that lovers have left, he had never seen a bridge so packed with them while it is true that as you approach the end of the bridge already so many unseen. When you reach the end the most emblematic photo of Cologne can be done with the Cathedral in the background. Visit essential.
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  • Beautiful and impressive construction bridge. The structure is very strong. Spend multiple train lines. The view is beautiful. Not to be missed.
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  • Planned the visit to Hohenzollern bridge before arriving in cologne (had the engraved padlock and key all ready to be hung from the bridge before leaving the UK) Actually a lovely little walk across t...  more »
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