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Merchant's Bridge, Erfurt

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Bridge Landmark
Merchant's Bridge is the only bridge of its kind in Europe north of the Alps. First chronicled in 1117, the other ancient bridges like this one have burned up. This bridge, however, is composed of lime- and sandstone instead of timber. Its long stretch of inhabited buildings features craftspeople displaying and selling pottery, woodcarvings, and blown glass. Check out the 1:1,000 scale model of the bridge in the House of Foundations. To see the whole thing, walk across the bridge and also take a look from above and below. Make Merchant's Bridge a part of your Erfurt vacation plans using our Erfurt vacation route planner.
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  • If you approach this bridge, you'll realize it's compact buildings. Take a stroll over the bridge and browse thru' the lovely craft shops.  more »
  • There is much history and the buildings reflect the times of great wealth and fascinating life. There are lots of nice shops.  more »
  • We happened on this as we were exploring aimlessly around and are very glad we did. It was after dinner and in addition to the fabulous historical houses built on the bridge the whole area was filled ...  more »