Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne

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Bridge · Landmark
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 overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Nice bridge and it's very impressive that it can hold the busy rail traffics, plus the tons of love padlocks affixed on it.  more »
  • This is the most central bridge of Cologne. The right side (less so the left side) of the bridge, while walking towards the Old Town, is covered in "lovers' locks", in common with some other bridges....  more »

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