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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. Use our Cologne trip generator to visit Hohenzollern Bridge on your trip to Cologne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The lovers set a lock (with their names) on the pedestrian bridge that overlooks the Rhine. Just throw the key to the lock in the Rhine for a love without obstacle. ;)
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  • End-to-end padlocks on the bridge, since 1800, worth walking to the other side of town
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  • This is not only a beautiful bridge. This is a bridge with history. It was blown up by the Nazi at the end of the war and reconstructed after. Originally the bridge had only one rail road track and on...  more »