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Alte Mainbruecke, Wurzburg

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Bridge · Tourist Spot
Constructed between the 15th and 16th centuries, Alte Mainbruecke serves as one of Wurzburg's iconic landmarks. The 185 m (607 ft) arched causeway spans the river Main in the heart of the old city. In the distance, you'll spy the town's spires on one side and the Marienburg Fortress on the other. The 12 detailed, sandstone statues of saints adorning the length of the bridge were added during the Baroque era. The structure was partially destroyed by retreating German troops in 1945. Its faithful reconstruction used materials from a nearby quarry. Use our Wurzburg day trip site to add Alte Mainbruecke and other attractions to your Wurzburg vacation plans.
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  • Really good atmosphere on this bridge, it is where all people meet each other at night. During the day, you have a great view of the fortress from here. During the night, it will be packed with...  more »
  • Beautiful bridge dividing the Altstadt and the hill leading up to the castle. Best spot to grab a glass of wine  more »
  • the most beautiful point of the city. It is said that if you cross the bridge completely and go back to the beginning, you will return to the city again.
  • Nice view, great Wine

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