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London has the famous Millennium Bridge, affectionately called Wobbly Bridge, and ... Marburg has a similar one. Haha, but of course smaller, Lahn river is not at all comparable to the famous Father Thames. But Lahn is a very prominent river, it divides the city into two parts. It has two main bridges for car traffic and countless bridges for pedestrians only. The studenst have to cross the river quite often when they walk from one faculty to the mensa for example or to the library and back, that is why there is a bridge connecting the sites of the central university buildings with the other side of the river. Of all these pedestrian bridges I would like to point out two:
Luisa Haeuser Brücke (bridge) is the wobbly one. It was built in 2000, when the so-called ?Marburger Mitte? (something like centre of Marburg) with cinema complex was finished and is connecting the old town part with the students? mensa (canteen) on the other side of the river. And, like a true wobbly bridge, it is swaying, lol.
The other one doesn?t have a name (or I forgot how it is called), but this is a very cute one. It is south of the main east-west axis across the river, south of the little Lahn waterfall. It is made of wood and is quite old. Walking across brings a bit of a jungle feeling, because even more to the south of it is where Lahn river has been protected as a nature reserve. There are little islands in the river with trees, it is possible to walk across the water to them, but only in low water. Oops, maybe with this all being protected, it is not allowed to go on these islands? I must check next time.
Address: Marburg, bridges across Lahn river
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