It is hardly surprising that almost every visitor to Nuremberg takes back home with them a snapshot or postcard depicting a bridge, because this mediaeval city had become established around the river Pegnitz, which separates the Lorenz old town district in the south from the Sebald old town in the north.
A stroll across the historical bridges is certainly worthwhile, taking you past many elegant shops and cafés in the city.
Chained Suspension Bridge (Kettensteg)
For centuries pedestrians crossed the Pegnitz River on a wooden bridge located in front of the current one. In 1824 the first iron suspension bridge was built.
Hangman's Bridge (Henkersteg)
Constructed as a wooden footbridge in 1457. Between the 16th and the 19th c., the Nuremberg hangman lived in the tower and the roofed over walkway above the Pegnitz River.