Munich's Most Beautiful Bridges Photo: AHert - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Munich's Most Beautiful Bridges

By  Tuesday, 24.5.2016, 14:53    Tourist Sites

There are over one thousand bridges in the Bavarian capital, most of them are built over the Isar River, and while some are only there for swifter traffic and to get you from one side to the other, others are more remarkable. Yesterday, May 23, 2016, journalist Simona Asam has picked seven bridges in Munich she finds to be the most beautiful ones of the city, and here they are.

Reichenbachbrücke (Reichenbach Bridge)

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Photo: Rufus46 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

There is always something going on at the Reichenbach Bridge, either on it or below the bridge which connects the Au and the lively Glockenbach district of the city. Especially so during the summer, when locals sunbathe, swim and party below the bridge, on the shores of the Isar River.

Gerner Bridge in Nymphenburg

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Photo: Usien - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

The Gerner Bridge was built in 1897 over the Nymphenburg Channel because of the increase in traffic. It is made of steel and concrete, which was very modern for that time, later it was renovated and Baroque elements were added to optically be more suitable for its location. There is no motorized traffic over the bridge anymore and it is now a protected monument of the city

Hackerbrücke at Sunset

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Photo: Rufus46 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

If you’ve ever been to the Oktoberfest, you know the Hacker Bridge. The bridge was built between 1890 and 1894 and leads over railroad tracks. The bridge is named Hacker because it led to one of the oldest breweries in Munich – Hacker-Pschorr. The view towards the railroad tracks at sunset is unique.

Wittelsbacher Bridge

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Photo: Rufus46 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

The Wittelsbacher Bridge was first built as a wooden bridge in 1871. In 1904, it was upgraded to a steel-concrete one. Today, the bridge connecting Isarvorstadt with Au is a popular meeting point which attracts sun-hungry locals and tourists during the summer.


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Photo: Schleier

The Flauchersteg Bridge was built as a wooden bridge 1885, but has been put on concrete pillars in 1904. The bridge is only open to cyclists and pedestrians and leads to one of the of the most popular picnic, grill and sunbathing (many nudsts) spots of the city, as well as to the Zum Flaucher Beer Garden.


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Photo: AHert - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

The Gebsattel Bridge is named after the street it over which it leads. The bridge was built in 1901 and is under protection as a monument because of the two obelisks and the statues atop of them, as well as the Munchner Kindl statue and the wrought iron decorated windows.


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Photo: Rufus46 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

The Praterwehr Bridge connects the western bank of the Isar River with the Praterinsel and is located near the Max Monument and the Mariannenplatz. Under the bridge, the water of the Isar is dammed by a weir. Characteristic of the Prater Bridge is the figure of John of Nepomuk on a bridge pillar, the patron saint of rafters.

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Vilijam Zufic

Translator (German, Croatian, English), guide and unacknowledged blogging genius. Born and lives in Pula, Istria, Croatia. Educated in Germany, Croatia and the United States, economics graduate. Currently beginning to prepare to train for pulling himself up by his bootstraps. Married with children. Father of Croatia’s greatest football talent. Knows all there is to know about Istria, camping and bratwurst. At the verge of something big with the only German language blog on Istria No sense of humour. Here to meet like-minded people.

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