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Cologne Part 9: Love Locks on the Hohenzollern Bridge

After our other exploring on our last day in Cologne, we went up to the Hohenzollern Bridge. The main thing to see up there is the love locks. I’ve read that this tradition started in 2008 with couples putting a padlock on the bridge and throwing the key into the Rhine. We started our walk on the left side of the bridge. This wire sculpture was on that side. I think it’s clever.
Monkey Sculpture on Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne
This is one set of locks on the left side. I thought the flowers were a nice touch. There are fewer locks on this side of the bridge than on the other side.
Love lock roses on Hohenzollern Bridge in CologneStatue of Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm IV.Statue Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm IV near Hohenzollern Bridge in CologneAs we walked over to the other side of the bridge, I took this picture of the bridge and the cathedral.Hohenzollern Bridge and Cologne Cathedral Looking over the Rhine from the right side of the bridge.Looking over Hohenzollern Bridge I thought this “me and you just us two” was cute and could apply to my husband and me. I have since seen Sex and the City 2 and sort of wonder if the people who put this lock up got the idea from there as that is something one of the characters says to her husband. Me & You Just Us Two Love Lock on Hohenzollern Bridge
When you look up at the right side of the bridge from below it really does look like glitter in the air. Glitter in the Air Love Lock on Hohenzollern Bridge
This dog was several feet behind his owner, just enjoying a stroll.
Dog on Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne
Tim walking along the love locks.
Love Locks on Hohenzollern Bridge
I looked up the prison printed on this lock (Stillwater State Prison), and it turned out to be the prison mentioned in the movie Fargo.
Lock from Stillwater State Prison (Prison in movie Fargo)
After the bridge, we decided to head back to Heidelberg. On our way back to the hotel, I took this picture of some of the buildings near the river front.
Buildings near Rhine River in Cologne
This is the water level meter which was installed in 1951 and measures the water level at the 688 kilometer mark.
Water meter in CologneAfter 9 segments, this concludes our time in Cologne, but there is still much more to see so I hope to go back some time. Next time I’ll be back to introduce a new corner of my blog.

Check out the rest of the series on Cologne below:

Cologne Part 1: The Art ‘otel Cologne

Cologne Part 2: Random City Sights & the Kölner Dom (Cathedral)

Cologne Part 3: The Chocolate Museum (Schokoladenmuseum)

Cologne Part 4: Altstadtfest, Hard Rock Cafe, & a Few Bars

Cologne Part 5: Sights on the Way to the Zoo & Some Animals at the Zoo

Introducing Tim’s Corner: Games Day (Cologne Part 6)

Cologne Part 7: Some Exploring, Latino Loco, & the Rooftop Terrace

Cologne Part 8: Exploring Cologne

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