Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne

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At 409.2 m (1,342.5 ft) long, Hohenzollern Bridge serves as a major crossing over the Rhine river. Nearly 1,200 trains cross the river here each day, making it Germany's most heavily used railway bridge. Wander across the Rhine for sweeping views of the rest of the city on both banks. You can't miss the famous Cologne Cathedral. Be sure to look for the many "love locks" adorning the bridge railings. These fairly new padlocks are supposed to bring hopeful couples good luck. The original bridge was destroyed during World War II. The impressive metal structure you see now was built in 1948. Planning Cologne trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • The main attraction are the loving locks all the way on the bridge...otherwise it is only a normal bridge  more »
  • Though not an ancient feat of engineering, this steel wonder is fun to walk, put your lock on, or simply take pictures of. Bridges always fascinate me and this one has beautiful views from all sides.....  more »

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