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Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge

 
 
Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2013
1. Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge Marker
Inscription.

Älteste urkundliche erwähnung als holzbrücke im Jahre 1117, durch Brand mehrere Male zerstört. In Stein erbaut im Jahre 1325. Die Brücke lag auf der Wegstrecke der ost-west-handelsstrasse Kiew-Breslau-Erfurt-Frankfurt/Main.
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Oldest written mention of wooden bridge in 1117, destroyed by fire several times. Built in stone in 1325. The bridge was on the path of the east-west trade road Kiev-Wroclaw-Erfurt-Frankfurt/Main.
 
Location. 50° 58.72′ N, 11° 1.802′ E. Marker is in Erfurt, Thuringia. Marker is at the intersection of Krämerbrücke and Benediktsplatz, on the left when traveling east on Krämerbrücke. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Krämerbrücke 1, Erfurt, Thuringia 99084, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adam Ries (within shouting distance of this marker); [Haus] zum Schwarzen Horn / The Black Horn (within shouting distance of this marker); Fish Market 22 / Coffee Mountain House (within shouting distance of this marker); Christoph Martin Wieland (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Rathaus / City Hall
Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2013
2. Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge Marker
(about 120 meters away); Zum Güldenen Krönbacken (about 120 meters away); Laasphe-Kapelle / Laasphe Chapel (about 120 meters away); Sparkasse am Fishmarkt / Savings on Fish Market (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Erfurt.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Erfurt Krämerbrücke. (Submitted on September 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Welcome to Erfurt. (Submitted on September 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2013
3. Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge
Looking east from Benediktsplatz
Buildings on Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2013
4. Buildings on Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge Marker
Looking east across bridge toward the steeple of Ägidienkirche
North Facade of Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge over Gera River image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2013
5. North Facade of Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge over Gera River
Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge Donor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2013
6. Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge Donor Marker
An dieser Stelle ist im Mauerwerk eine Liste aller Spender hinterlegt, die 1999/2000 dazu beigetragen haben, die Krämerbrücke und viele weitere Kulturdenkmale in Deutschland vor dem Verfall zu bewahren. Dafür danken wir.

Die Stadt Erfurt und die Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz, Erfurt, im Dezember 2000
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At this point in the masonry is stored a list of all donors who in 1999/2000 helped to preserve the Krämerbrücke and many other cultural monuments in Germany before their expiration. We thank them.

The city of Erfurt and the German Foundation for Monument Protection, Erfurt, in December 2000
Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge and Donor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2013
7. Krämerbrücke / Merchant's Bridge and Donor Marker
Marker at lower left of photo
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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