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The Krämerbrücke (Merchants’ Bridge)

The Krämerbrücke (Merchants’ Bridge)
Krämerbrücke viewed from St. Aegidien

The Krämerbrücke (Merchants’ Bridge) is the only bridge north of the Alps to be built over entirely with houses that are still used as residences. This arched stone bridge was constructed in 1325 over the river Gera where the original ford was located along the via regia trading route. In medieval times there were two churches built at either end of the bridge, one of which, the Ägidienkirche, is still in existence. Currently mostly artisans' and antique shops can be found in the 32 houses on Krämerbrücke, and the greatest city festival of Erfurt is named after the bridge: Krämerbrückenfest. It is held around the bridge and in the old town annually in June.

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