Bridges and lovers have a long tradition; strolling on an old bridge hand in hand is one of the most popular activities among lovers of all age groups. Bridges have been used by lovers since historic times to set up trysts and rendezvous. Here are some romantic bridges that have been a haven for lovers and featured in movies, books, and in popular culture. Most of the bridges are located in Europe; however, an American bridge makes it to the list as well. These bridges are perfect to steal a kiss, propose or have a special date.
Charles Bridge in Prague
Charles Bridge in Prague is a historic stone bridge. It connects the Prague castle with Old Town. The Charles Bridge is a great place to observe the city’s historic architecture; strolling along the romantic Charles Bridge is a favorite Prague tourist activity. However, to enjoy the bridge away from the crowds, couples can meet for late night or dawn romantic tryst.
Brooklyn Bridge in New York City
Brooklyn Bridge is the Big Apple’s most iconic bridge. The bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn and is extremely popular among the city dwellers. Lovers can see beautiful views of New York City from the bridge including the majestic skyline, the East River, and the Statue of Liberty. Brooklyn Bridge is also a national historic landmark and among New York’s top tourist attractions.
Pont Alexandre III in Paris
Pont Alexandre III is one of the most ornate, picturesque bridges across the river Seine. The bridge has sculptures of winged horses, cherubs, lions and beautiful street lamps. It is undoubtedly the most romantic bridge in a city is full of romantic things to do, especially after love locks were removed from the Pont des Arts Bridge. It links the Champs-Elysees to the Eiffel Tower quarter in an impressive and romantic fashion.
Hohenzollern Bridge in Germany
Speaking of love locks, Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne, Germany is popular for its wall of ‘Love Padlocks’. Couples come to the Hohenzollern Bridge to publicly honor their love by fixing a padlock on the bridge then throw the key into the RhineRiver below. The love locks are said to be a symbol of couple’s everlasting love and commitment to each other. The locks are sometimes painted, inscribed or marked making this bridge one of the most romantic in the world.
Ponte di Rialto, Venice
Ponte di Rialto or Rialto Bridge, the oldest among 4 bridges spanning the Grand Canal, is steeped in history and is said to be the ‘true heart of Venice’. Rialto Bridge is one of Venice’s most famous attractions and is considered an architectural and engineering feat of Renaissance era. It has long been the designated place to meet lovers and fix love locks. The romantic bridge has two inclined ramps meeting in the middle and offers pretty views of the Grand Canal.