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Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge
Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge

Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge

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Cologne, Germany
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You do not need to go out of your way to visit the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge. Because it the banks of the Rhine , and is the most heavily used railway bridge in Germany, you can hardly avoid this ... Read more
historical, beautiful piece of Cologne architecture if you are traveling Germany by train. Although the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge was originally built in the mid 19th century, what you see standing today is the product of its restoration following its destruction during World War II. Visit the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge for its modern beauty, historical significance, and contemporary practicality.

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This is probably my favorite spot in Cologne aside from the Dom. As my train pulled in, I was staring at all the love locks going by and I just had to get a closer look. If you go around the side of the station you can access the bridge here in all it's lovey-dovey glory. It's literally COVERED in love locks in all languages, shapes, sizes, and colors. I had a wonderful time just strolling and reading them. It was somehow uplifting to see this display of love and affection. Plus, when you reach the other side there's a nice little plaza and green area to take a load off and view the city from the other side of the Rhine.

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San Diego, California

This hundred year old bridge has many trains passing over it every day. It provides some great photo ops when it is lit up at night, and if you walk over it you can put a padlock on it to seal your love forever.

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Klang, Malaysia

This Bridge in Colonge is beautiful whether on day or at night. Here enjoy your walking and sight-seeing.

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Vancouver, Canada

This railway bridge stretches over the Rhine & is a great photo-op of the Kolner Dom. My wife & I did the love-lock routine, all couples should do while you're in Cologne.

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Durbanville

Stunning bridge that presents excellent photo opportunities - of the Rhine, the Dom, and a wall of padlocks!

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San Francisco, California, USA

I have no idea how to pronounce the name of this bridge, but this bridge has lots of padlocks along the fence, which signifies undying love. Cute.

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New York City, New York State, USA
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A bridge of love! Hohenzollern is a picturesque bridge that crosses over the Rhine River to Cologne, and most importantly serves as a platform for love expression. Thousands of padlocks are continually attached along the side of the bridge. It is a local custom for couples to hang engraved padlocks of all shapes, colors and sizes, and forever throw the key into the river as a symbol of eternal love — how creative!

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Loved the Dom and the bridge, it's amazing :) ❤

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Milan, Italy

Il ponte ad arco a volta tra la cattedrale e il KölnTriangle risale all'inizio del XX secolo e, quando fu ricostruito dopo la guerra, fu limitato al solo traffico ferroviario e pedonale. Non perdetevi l'opportunità di attraversarlo per godere della vista del grande fiume con la torre della chiesa di Groß St. Martin e le torri del Duomo di Colonia direttamente davanti. Nell'ultimo decennio il ponte è diventato un altro da conquistare dalla mania delle "serrature d'amore".

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Bogota

Die Hohenzollern Bruecke ist beruehmt geworden durch die Schloesser, die von Liebespaaren an das Gelaender gehaengt wurden. Es gibt mitlerweile tausende von Schloessern, viele mit Liebesbotschaften oder Initialien versehen. Das Schloss an der Bruecke soll ewige Liebe gewaehrleisten. Fast waeren die Schloesser im letzten Jahr entfernt worden, doch durch die vielen Fanbriefe hat sich die Deutsche Bahn dazu entschieden die Schloesser haengen zu lassen

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Local from Cologne

Gehört einfach zum Stadtbild dazu. Es ist immer wieder schön, über die Brücke zu schlendern.

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Saarbrucken, Germany

Wenn man die Brücke überqueren ist der Blick auf den Fluss und die Stadt wunderschön. Es ist das Wahrzeichen von Köln.

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