The Eiserner Steg is a footbridge leading over the river Main in the city of Frankfurt, Germany, which connects the centre of Frankfurt with the district of Sachsenhausen. The first bridge of wrought iron was built in the year of 1868. Now lovers come to this bridge to hang a colourful padlock as a symbol of their love
What a neat experience in Frankfurt. I had no idea why all the locks were there until my 14 year old daughter explained that couples will padlock a lock and throw the key so that their lock like their love can never be broken. Have to wonder how she knows...
Nice view. It's amazing the height of the past floods.
At the bridge you can read lyrics from greek epic poet Homer. In a poetic way homer says that when you sail on rivers which are blur like wine you will meet people who speaks different language than yours.
Not sure if really made out of iron, but it's a nice bridge and offers a great view of the old town and the area around. Love locks are aplenty here. Don't forget a permanent pen/marker and your own lock, if you're considering to add one to the collection.
I recommend to visit in a sunny afternoon and enjoy the view from the middle of the bridge. The view in the dark or at dusk is very enchanting as well. This gives you a rough sketch about how the Main river influences the development of the city.
You can see many keys locked to bridge i guess it is believed if you lock with your lover you won't break up. Therefore there are some key sellers around. Nice place to take a photo but it is iron ultimately