Alte Mainbruecke, Wurzburg

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Constructed between the 15th and 16th centuries, Alte Mainbruecke serves as one of Wurzburg's iconic landmarks. The 185 m (607 ft) arched causeway spans the river Main in the heart of the old city. In the distance, you'll spy the town's spires on one side and the Marienburg Fortress on the other. The 12 detailed, sandstone statues of saints adorning the length of the bridge were added during the Baroque era. The structure was partially destroyed by retreating German troops in 1945. Its faithful reconstruction used materials from a nearby quarry. Use our Wurzburg day trip site to add Alte Mainbruecke and other attractions to your Wurzburg vacation plans.
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  • Keep again, and the prospect of the main or the Marienberg. Historically, of course, a highlight of the city of Würzburg!
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  • In the middle of the blazing life, seeing and being seen. A meeting of many peoples, particular if there is a cruise ship in the port, colourful bustle with music and good wine. If you have seen and visited.
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  • I have been to this bridge twice now and both times were highly enjoyable for three main reasons: 1. The bridge has a lot of historic significance. It was completed in the 16th century and includes statues of key figures relevant to Würzburg's history. Unfortunately, large parts of it were destroyed in WWII and it had to be rebuilt; however, don't let this deter you from visiting - the beauty of the bridge and its medieval nature are well-replicated and preserved. 2. You will see an amazing view of the Fortress Marienburg. Photo included. 3. You can buy local wine, as well as mixed wine drinks, on the bridge. On summer afternoons, you will see many people enjoying a glass of wine in the sunshine while taking in the view. Granted, you can buy the wine for cheaper prices elsewhere, but even here the prices are not unreasonable - and the experience is worth it.
  • A real great place to visit in Würzburg. A Landmark, where you can see the Catedral and the Marian Castle of the opposite side. “Brückenschoppen” is wine culture, cold white wine that you can enjoy on the bridge. Remember, the bridge is also free for bike rider, so please give the space to move. Sometimes, there are plenty street musician made their attraction there. It is very recommended to visit!
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