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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  • Beautiful place to stop and have a glass of wine while enjoying the scenery. Wine glass prices are standardized in the bridge region, so don't waste time, grab a glass at the bar that has the smallest queue.
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  • The old bridge joins the City side with the Castle Hill. For those who have gone to Prague, they will find a resemblance. Romantic atmosphere with views of the city and the castle. Also from here you can take amazing photos with the castle background. Locals tend to drink the awesome local wine of the Sylvaner area on the bridge while admiring the breathtaking views of the castle and the river Main.
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