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“ponte vecchio”(9 reviews)
An old-fashioned bridge and street lined with pretty houses dating back to the Renaissance.
99084, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
+49 361 3803950
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All reviews both sides ponte vecchio chocolate shop middle ages craft shops local food commercial street cute shops a special place water running worth a visit nice experience ground level medieval architecture beautiful city nice walk great view
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strolling across this bridge gives you a sense of life in the Middle Ages. The shop owners are very friendly and invite you in. The bridge at night is gorgeous with the lights shining on it and the water running beneath it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 298DickZ
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Homes on a bridge over a small river. It is not as large as it seems in photos, but interesting, nevertheless

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Micosay
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable to see the houses built on the bridge. Reminded me of pointe vecchio in Florence. Definitely worth a visit and a photo.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Bought great Chocolate in a shop on the bridge and looked at a lot of others. There was a wood carvers store that had a little theater outside of it that moved when you put a euro coin in it! It was the story of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The bridge is unusual, attractive and very well preserved. Along it are some pretty craft shops and cafes. Behind it there is a grassy area where people enjoy the sunshine and the beers at the local inn. All very pleasant

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eva Julia T
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Personally, I would trnslate the term Krämerbrücke with ‘Chandlers‘ Bridge‘. Beautiful little shops and so close to other sights and, most importantly the Wenigemarkt which is an excellent place to dine and vine. Try Zum Wenigemarkt 13 restaurant which offers excellent local food. My favorite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter D
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We crossed the Merchant's Bridge several times. There were banners hung overhead across a part of it while we were there. From the river view it was colorful and there were a few bushes in bloom along the river bank which added to the charm.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank traintraveler53
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Erfurt was extremely disappointing with respect to the people who we found to be overtly unwelcoming to tourists. The shops on this bridge had some slightly more friendly owners and the architecture was interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank The_Family_Hen
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This bridge is a major gathering place in Erfurt. There are a number of shops and ice cream parlors on the bridge. Walk down the steps at the end of the row of shops to a major stream that attracts a lot of attention from...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Right in erfurt's city center nested between wienigermarkt and fishmarkt. Nice architecture and lots of bars and restaurants around

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sylvain H
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Cindy J
26 March 2017|
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Response from George H | Reviewed this property |
From memory, most of the shops keep fairly normal "small business" times ... closing around 17:30-18:00. Again, I think there's only one café/restaurant on the bridge, which I don't think is open in the evening. However... More
Molly N
29 July 2016|
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Response from George H | Reviewed this property |
No. Most accommodation in the city includes parking, and the main part of the city can be explored on foot or using the excellent tram system. However parking in the city is limited - if you're making a day visit park in one... More