After some days of rambling in the Old Town of Wetzlar, a Hessian town on Lahn river, we break off our walk at the old stone bridge ("Alte Lahnbrücke") which was mentioned first in the year 1288. It is one of the oldest still preserved bridges of Germany.
It is 104 m long, 6,45 m broad and it has 7 circular arches.
It is supposed that the bridge was built between 1250 and 1280. In the 15th century its pillars were fortified by cutwaters.
Still today the Alte Lahnbrücke is an impressive - and beautiful - building.
On the other bank of Lahn river you can see the baroque "Hospital Kirche" (hospital curch), built from 1755 to 1764.
Using the map view function at the left you can zoom in (please click at satellite and several times at +) exactly to this old bridge over Lahn river.
In the workshop you can see a close up.