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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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  • As far as I am concerned, this bridge better than those in Florence especially since the atmosphere less touristy. Luckily no ice cream store but fun boutique-style shops, including a store for left-handed people
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  • A real eye-catcher and a nice goal in Erfurt. It is best if you get there through the old town. You can find small alleys and nice shops along the way.
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  • Need any description, because it is indescribable. Food and beverages, shopping, history, music. Simply super.
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