Old Main Bridge

Würzburg, Germany

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
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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www.wuerzburg.de

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Mat Bienczyk (3 months ago)
Amazing views off the Old Main Bridge that allow you to see both sides of the river, but also a straight view down Alte Mainbrucke (both the town hall and church). Highly recommend coming here both during the day and evening, as you can simply stroll and enjoy with some wine.
A GIB (3 months ago)
The Mainbrücke in Würzburg offers great views of the Main River, as well as on the old town and the palace. The bridge's iconic statues and its old stones, as well as the fact that it is a completely pedestrian axis, make it a must-see attraction for visitors exploring this picturesque german city.
Angelina De Castro (3 months ago)
One of Würzburg ’s most iconic landmarks. Best time to be here, from my experience, its crack of dawn or dusk to catch the sunset. Early Sundays AM are also a good bet for great photo ops minus the crowds. Late afternoon, it gets super festive and busy when the bars are open and enjoy the “Brückenschoppen”??
Aamir Nazir (4 months ago)
Main Bridge at Wurzburg is a lively place, particularly during evenings. It almost feels like entire Wurzburg reaches there to spend some good time ? With the pleasant surroundings, clean air and nice food/drinks, people can be seen having a great time. The architecture of castle in the backdrop, adds to the beauty and charm of the place. If you like ice cream, there is a wonderful place nearby. ? Awesome!!!!
Mercy M (6 months ago)
Old city old small but stunning bridge. This place is where people should go and relax. Restaurants nearby offer the visitors to drink a glass of wine or beer in the bridge itself. I’ve never seen this before! Such a great day?
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