The looming steel peaks of the Eiserner Steg, or the Iron Footbridge, have dominated Frankfurt’s skyline since 1869, a striking homage to the city’s industrial age. The iconic footbridge runs across the Main River, linking the central Römerberg plaza with Sachsenhausen on the south bank. Taking in the views from the Iron Bridge is a favorite pastime of visitors to the city, looking out over the grand villas of the famous Museumsufer (Museum Embankment), which hosts Frankfurt’s colorful Saturday flea market, the passenger boat jetty and the towering skyscrapers that frame the north bank. 

The distinctive bridge is engraved with a Greek quote from Homer's Odyssey and has become a popular haunt for lovers in recent years, with couples taking to engraving their names on ‘love padlocks’, before locking the padlocks onto the metal rungs of the bridge.

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Frankfurt Main River Sightseeing Cruise: Upstream or Downstream

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: Flexible

From USD $10.23

Frankfurt City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 83 Reviews

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Duration: 1 day

From USD $17.14

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