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Eiserner Steg, Frankfurt

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Built in 1867 to support horse and carriage traffic over the River Main to the train station, Eiserner Steg offers stunning views of Frankfurt's skyline and most historic buildings. Cars are not allowed on the bridge, making it an ideal place for a romantic walk or a pensive stroll. Along the railings and bridge structure, you'll find hundreds of padlocks placed here by couples as a symbol of their unending love. The bridge connects the city's historic quarter with the Sachsenhausen district, where plentiful museums and pubs serve typical German cider. Make Eiserner Steg a part of your Frankfurt vacation plans using our Frankfurt trip maker .
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  • This bridge is completely overrated-countless tourists jostle on it and you can look at the city-but you can also use any other bridge or even one of the buildings on the other side of the shore much more relaxed and at the same time see the Iron Steg itself. Verdict: Really not worth it.
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  • I crossed the Iron Bridge to reach the area of Sachsenhausen from the city center. The bridge itself is nothing remarkable, and people started copying what happened first in Rome, and you can see a lo...  more »
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  • This bridge is definitely unique with all its padlocks, which form an interesting view running down the whole length of the bridge - and somehow go well with the bridge's heavy iron look! Other than that, the views are quite nice in both directions, making it a popular photo spot, with the various buildings of Frankfurt in the background, and the boats on the water below. The bridge can be quite crowded at peak tourist times, with lots of people trying to get a good photo. But it is apparently emptier and the view is pretty in the early morning hours. You can see the other bridges crossing the Main river in the distance as well.
  • It was an okay destination. But the sidewalks of the lake are great. We enjoyed sitting there for a long time in the evening with the view of the buildings lit. There are few good river cruises also at reasonable prices, if you want to see the view further for half an hour or so.
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