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Merchant's Bridge, Erfurt

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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. Plan your visit to Merchant's Bridge and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Erfurt trip site .
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  • August 17, 2017
    In the middle ages the town was a lot of cute shops. Such as glass and wood toys. In short, quite enjoy. The bridge (outer) under construction's long-awaited appearance was not good enough.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This is a special place, as it is the last bridge of this kind still used in Europe. It is good for a nice walk, but also to find gifts for family or firneds. Also highly recommended chocolate shop he...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    I thought get into a small street, but I was on a bridge! Note: there is a building where you can enter and discover a cave in one of the pillars. In German, we will give all the necessary explanations. Downstream from this bridge, right bank of the panels of explanation (in German) complete history. A must see
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