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Bridge across Steinlach in Tübingen, Germany

When I started Bridges on Sundays round about a year ago, I thought my photo archive was infinite. Now I am starting to realize that I should have started collecting bridges much sooner and much more excessively. But I still have a few up my sleeve, like this nearly forgotten gem.  Steinlachbrücke, Tübingen, GermanyThis is Tübingen, the town where I went to gradschool. I posted the most well-known bridge in town for you a while ago, but this one is actually much closer to my heart. I used to cross it by bike on my way from home to uni. The little river is not the Neckar that famously runs through Tübingen, but the Steinlach, a little affluent only 25km in length. When I needed to get away from everything, I used to take walks along its banks.

The view across the bridge onto the hillside that Tübingen is set against almost makes me feel a sense of home, although I always kept the town at a bit of a distance. That house on top of the hill that looks a bit like a medieval castle is a frat house – fraternities in Germany have a very specific tradition and history, so it may not be what my English speaking readers associate (except if you associate lots of alcohol, you are most probably right!). In this specific case, the house has been property of the fraternity for more than a hundred years. Sometimes it is easy to imagine student life in Tübingen in the 19th century. It really is a quite romantic little town.

If you have read My Mission statement, you know why I love bridges. To me they are the most universal symbol of connection, of bringing people together and overcoming anything that may seperate us. I want to present to you pictures of bridges that I really love in places that I really love on my blog every Sunday. If you have a picture of a bridge that you would like to share with my readers as a guest post, feel free to contact me!

9 Comments

    • bridgekeeper

      Januar 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Dublin is high on my list – Ireland as a whole is, actually. I hear Galway is beautiful too. But the bridges convince me yet more. Ah, daydreaming away… thanks for the inspiration 🙂

      • I certainly wouldn’t describe Dublin as ‚beautiful‘, more ‚rough around the edges‘. You’ll see why, if you ever visit. Galway’s a different kettle of fish altogether. County Galway is most certainly beautiful – make your way to Connemara. Galway city is compact with plenty of pubs 😉

        • bridgekeeper

          Februar 14, 2014 at 3:25 pm

          Yes, I’ve heard that. Rough around the edges sounds like my kind of place 😉 ah, I cannot wait to visit Ireland eventually.

  1. Ahhh, the memories!!!! I used to pass this very same bridge for 5 years, every single day, at least twice – I am amazed we never ran into each other on our bikes, actually! I was just back for a visit in Tuebingen a couple of weeks ago, and I have to say, if any place felt anything close to home before, it was Tuebingen. Such a great way to start the day, looking at a very familiar place in one of the dearest towns to me – thanks for posting this!

    • bridgekeeper

      Januar 29, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Hehe, maybe we DID pass by each other, dear! So glad I could make your day. I am going back there next week actually. And this time around I will have my shiny new camera on me – so hold out for more posts on our great alma mater 🙂

  2. Truly looks like a beautiful place. Love your passion to continue to write a share.

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