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This bridge over the Rhine River can be crossed by foot or by train. Since 2008 padlocks have adorned a fence on the bridge, affixed by couples as a sign of love and commitment.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Kennedy-Ufer 2a, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 4922 1346430
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All reviews love locks both sides pedestrian walkway nice walk across the river main station old town cologne cathedral city centre train station thousands padlock rhine cyclists engraved lovelocks dom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

enjoy a lovely walk from the cathedral and along the bridge to get another view of the city and check all the love-locks are handing from the bridge

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roberto B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s perfect for a couple who wish to add a lock to the bridge or just for a stroll to the other side or even for pictures. Guaranteed great view from the other side of the bridge, locks and the Dom!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 619rayo
Reviewed 1 week ago

What should I tell you? It is a train bridge and a very beautiful one for that matter. It was destroyed in WW2 but also was rebuild to it's former glory. The view from it is awesome and in case you have the time check...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MarcusInTexas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was carefully reconstructed and widened after the war. Excellent views from the footpaths either side of the railway tracks. Lots of trains to spot too

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 490theos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was randomly strolling around Frankfurt, down by the river, and I came across this bridge just as the sun was setting. (I had done no research before going there, so I didn't know about this bridge ahead of time). I didn't have the bridge...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't realise that this was the padlock bridge of the city until we crossed it. It's beautiful to look at and I would recommend crossing late afternoon as the sun is setting by the cathedral as you get some stunning views and picture opportunities...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ShelleyMD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Also a must. Lovers buy locks and engrave them. Lock the to the bridge as a keep sake. A really lovely thing. I know. Most citys have this. Nice to see. Also the river view is great from here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 369emilyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to walk across. All the love-slots give the bridge some nice colours. Weird habit though. As if yu want to be locked the same way the rest of your life...... :)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Theo V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bridge, many lockers attached to the bridge fence to seal the passersby love and votes. The great view from the bridge to both sides of Cologne is amazing. Definetly worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pcalluf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bridge has a lot (I mean a lot) of locks put there by lovers. Buy a lock in advance, put your name on it and fix it to the railings. It’s a fun thing to do while you are there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark R
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19 May 2017|
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Response from rohanino | Reviewed this property |
Of course! Certainly.... and god bless you and her both!!!
11 April 2017|
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Response from Torchythetourist | Reviewed this property |
We went to a little shop down a side street as you go down to the river walk off one of the squares. The padlock and engraving was 9 euros!! Dont go to the shops right near the cathedral they are very expensive look around!
Holly C
28 September 2015|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
Hello Holly, I would also recommend bringing your own. Just make sure that it is fairly sturdy. There are so many locks already attached, that flimsy ones are apt to be smashed and lost. People are now resorting to... More