HohenzollernBrücke, Cologne

Planning to visit HohenzollernBrücke? See our information below!


If you come to Cologne, be sure to take a walk across the Hohenzollerbrücke, a railway and pedestrian bridge over the Rhine named after the Hohenzollern family that ruled Germany up to and including the 1918 revolution. Unfortunately, like almost every bridge in Germany, this beautiful bridge was not spared during the bombings of World War II. After it was rebuilt, they decided to ban cars so that now only pedestrians and trains can use it. It is Cologne’s most famous bridge and well worth a visit.

It is a draw for couples who like to immortalise their love on a padlock on the railing of the bridge, just like so many bridges in Europe, love locks are hung here which you also see in other European cities like Paris. It is even said, that the locks collectively now weigh more than two tonnes.

Opening hours:

The HohenzollernBrücke is a public railway and pedestrian bridge that can be visited every day throughout the year.

Photographer: Lars Meijer

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit HohenzollernBrücke!

  • If you want to hang a love padlock together, do so in a place where not many are hanging yet. After all, they won’t hang forever and the crowded spots will be the first to be emptied.
  • TCross the HohenzollernBrücke at several times and enjoy the view over the city and across to Cologne Cathedral.
Photographer: Lars Meijer


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