Alte Mainbrücke (Old Main Bridge) was built 1473–1543 to replace the destroyed Romanesque bridge dated from 1133. In two phases, beginning in 1730, the bridge was adorned with statues of saints and historically important figures.


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Founded: 1473-1543
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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deepak rathour (3 months ago)
Perfect? place for day, evening or night. Doesn't matter what the time??? is , its beauty remains the same, must have place to visit. Just need beer? or wine ?. Restaurants are just 10 Meters away. If you are visiting to Würzburg, this is the heart♥️ of Würzburg.
Jeff Cordes (3 months ago)
This was a unique experience. The pedestrian bridge was filled with people enjoying the sundown, friends, and some wine. You can get a glass of wine on the bridge itself.
Daphney Frederique (3 months ago)
Best gathering in town. We went there for wine everyday while visiting. Nice view of the river and surroundings. Truly enjoyable and so close to the center of town. The bridge was our favorite stop on the way to any other venue
Lorenz Schindlbeck (4 months ago)
Old stone bridge from the 15. Century nowadays for pedestrians' and cyclists' use only. Standing tables on the upstream side for patrons of two wine shops. Impressive to watch those huge 190m long barges pass the lock.
shayan (4 months ago)
Beautiful and charming place for hang out, sightseeing, taking a few selfies, having a beer by the riverside! Usually on holidays and weekends a little crowded by people but not in an annoying way! Lots of youngsters also dropping by for a drink and hang out. There are pubs and small restaurants nearby as well.
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