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Eiserner Steg, Frankfurt

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Built in 1867 to support horse and carriage traffic over the River Main to the train station, Eiserner Steg offers stunning views of Frankfurt's skyline and most historic buildings. Cars are not allowed on the bridge, making it an ideal place for a romantic walk or a pensive stroll. Along the railings and bridge structure, you'll find hundreds of padlocks placed here by couples as a symbol of their unending love. The bridge connects the city's historic quarter with the Sachsenhausen district, where plentiful museums and pubs serve typical German cider. To visit Eiserner Steg on your holiday in Frankfurt, and find out what else Frankfurt has to offer, use our Frankfurt trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Me and some friends walked around this area and drank a few beers. The river offers many boat rides that serve alcohol and dinner. There are also nearby restaurants and bars if you aren't comfortable ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Here, you must have been to visit Frankfurt. Beautiful over the main, you can enjoy Hazzard the view. Popular tourist destination...
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  • August 17, 2017
    The bridge has a great view of the city. It is a short walk to cross the river but worth it specially during the sunset.  more »
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  • Perhaps the best view of Frankfurt. This place is a must visit for anyone coming to Frankfurt. Such a beautiful view with a lovely wind that is very often there. It's so relaxing.
  • We spent lovely time there. You can enjoy the lovely view of Main river. It can be reached by Tram from the Frankfurt HauptBahnHof, or even you can reach by foot.
  • It's a bridge, it crosses water. I did not fall in the water nor get wet so it served it's purpose admirably.
  • A wonderful piece of architecture. We had a 7 hour layover and felt that we needed to leave the airport to experience this piece of art. A must visit in the Frankfurt.
  • A short walk across the bridge will take you to another town, where a roll of Museum awaiting for your visit. You can start from Ikonenmuseum and work on the other direction. Museum Applied Art, Museum of World Cultures, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Museum fur Kommuikation, Museum Embarkment and Stadel Museum.

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Hauptwache, Konstablerwache, and the Main river enclose the heart of the city, an area of activity with a range lodging options. The old section of the Sachsenhausen area is also an epicenter of activity with a range of accommodations; it also offers a vibrant nightlife. For short stay, consider lodging in the Bahnhofsviertel area near the main train station, which provides easy access to the city center and to international train transport.
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