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 overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Quite the striking structure visible from anywhere on the Rhine river banks, and has been one of the symbols of Cologne for decades. Popular with lovers to leave a lock, it has fallen into a sort of.....  more »
  • Constructed between 1907 - 1911 after the demolition of Dombrücke ( Cathedral Bridge ) which couldn't handle the volume of traffic into Cologne, the new bridge was named in honour of the House Of...  more »
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