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Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne - For Lovers

Along the lines of 'our love will be forever', couples are attaching their locks to the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne, Germany. The Hohenzollernbrücke (Hohenzollern bridge) is right past the Cologne train station and the Cathedral (Kölner Dom) and became a place of pilgrimage for lovers.

At the beginning there were only a few, but by now there are several hundreds of little padlocks attached to the 100 year old bridge. The so called ‘love-locks’ (Liebesschlösser) are a symbol of eternal love. Often times names, initials or dates are engraved on the padlocks, some even have little sayings on them.

The matching keys are thrown into the Rhine river by the couples. Not only is it a nice custom, but it also looks really intriguing along with the great view of the Cathedral and the Rhine.

By the way: This custom is modeled after the Milvian Bridge in Rome, Italy.

written by spoeker and translated by sabrina2611

7 comments

  1. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    <3

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  2. plump_bisquit

    plump_bisquit

    Great location with a great view over the skyline of Cologne and the Rhine.

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  3. ruthmut

    ruthmut

    Sweet!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  4. spoeker

    spoeker

    it truly is and so much to discover ;)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  5. fredesigner

    fredesigner

    i have a lock locked there. and we've been together for 2 years. and i had never been so happy.
    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  6. spoeker

    spoeker

    awww thats great :D

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  7. Daniel Von Matterhorn

    Going to be there today :D
    6 months ago · report as spam

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