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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. Make Merchant's Bridge a part of your Erfurt vacation plans using our Erfurt vacation route planner.
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  • The Krämerbrücke bridge and the surrounding streets with small shops are a must for any visit to Erfurt
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  • The houses on Krämerbrücke are beautiful, the shops in them fit into the environment. A building can be visited, the cellar was used earlier as a "Refrigerator", stored food for the cooling in the niches. Our ancestors knew to help!
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  • Many small shops, 2 m narrow houses, all very lovingly decorated at Christmas time. Despite the many tourists, this place radiates a special flair! The bridge is completely built up, so that from there no water sieht...mal something else :)
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