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Iron Bridge, Frankfurt

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Built in 1867 to support horse and carriage traffic over the River Main to the train station, Iron Bridge 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. Plan to visit Iron Bridge and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Frankfurt attractions using our Frankfurt trip maker.
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  • This second oldest famous Eiserner Steg or Iron Bridge connects old town to the district of Sachsenhausen above Main river . It was built in 1868, but was destroyed in World War II. It was rebuilt in....  more
    This second oldest famous Eiserner Steg or Iron Bridge connects old town to the district of Sachsenhausen above Main river . It was built in 1868, but was destroyed in World War II. It was rebuilt in....  more »
  • This bridge is where loved ones go to fasten their padlocks onto it's iron structure. You can get some nice photos of the river from here but there's nothing else around it's banks of any interest... 
    This bridge is where loved ones go to fasten their padlocks onto it's iron structure. You can get some nice photos of the river from here but there's nothing else around it's banks of any interest...  more »
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  • This bridge has gorgeous views of the river and the buildings that line each side of the river. There's also restaurants and bars on either side of the bridge that are only a short walk away from the entrance. The bridge also has "love locks" from couples all along the bridge so it's a great option to take a date and do something romantic! You can also bring beers as you walk along the bridge. It's pretty cold walking across the bridge in the winter, so I would recommend to wear warm clothing and definitely bring some gloves!
  • This is great fun. Everyone should see this. Some of these pictures were take just after we flew into Frankfurt. During the trip my wife had a lock made up (it was a surprise) that we added on our way home. This bridge is great fun and I see the "lock tradition" is catching on in other locations.

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