Alte Mainbrücke, Würzburg, Germany
The Old Main Bridge is the oldest bridge in Würzburg and connects the city center with the Main Area and the Marienberg on which the fortress stands. For centuries it was one of the most important connecting routes in the urban area. It was designed by architect Enzelin built in the 12th century. Parts of today’s bridge are still from this first construction. The Alte Mainbrücke is one of Würzburg’s landmarks. It is particularly famous for the “bridge saints”, 12 surviving stone figures of personalities (not exclusively saints), some of whom were closely related to Würzburg. Since the 18th century they decorate the platforms above the bridges. Today the bridge is part of the pedestrian area closed to motor traffic.
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