Bridge of Beauty

Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany

This stunning postcard comes from Sarah who lives in Cologne, Germany. The Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne is a bridge that crosses the Rhine. Its predecessor was the Cathedral Bridge, that could not handle all the necessary traffic anymore and got demolished to make way for the Hohenzollern Bridge, which completed in 1911. The bridge was originally a rail and street bridge until its destruction in 1945, after which it was rebuilt to accommodate only rail and pedestrian traffic. It opened to pedestrians by 1948 and by 1959 could once again accommodate trains. It is also the most heavily used rail bridge in Germany today, with 1200 trains passing through daily. This has to be one of my most beautiful postcards from Germany yet. Thank you Sarah!