The Alte Brücke, which literally means “Old Bridge”, is synonymous with the founding of Frankfurt am Main. It was first constructed of oak wood in medieval times, then rebuilt with red sandstone by 1222. The bridge measures 237.4m long and 19.5m wide. On the top of the central arch lies a cross and a golden rooster figurine. On the southern side of the bridge’s façade is a sun dial and an eagle. Near the left bank of the bridge lies Maininsel Island, a habitat for various aquatic birds and a crucial sanctuary for migratory birds. Hence, this island is not open to the public.
For centuries, Alte Brücke was regarded as the finest bridge in Frankfurt. The panoramic view from this bridge inspired many artists including Conrad Faber, Matthäus
This iron pedestrian bridge connects Römerberg Old Town and the Sachsenhausen District. Built in 1868 and measuring 170m long, it comprises a steel cast bracket and two piers. Eiserner Steg offers panoramic views of both riverbanks. When crossing this bridge, pay attention to the breathtaking views of the northern horizon and Museumsufer Area, and the Museum Area on the southern bank. Couples like to place padlocks on this nearly 150-year-old bridge as a symbol of their enduring love. These colorfully decorated locks add a romantic touch to this bridge, which is now a unique tourist attraction for visitors.