SCHWANGAU – Marienbrücke

The Marienbrücke (Mary’s Bridge) is a bridge over the Pöllat Gorge directly behind Neuschwanstein Castle. The bridge was named after Queen Marie. With the construction of the bridge by King Maximilian II over the Pöllat Gorge, he named it after his wife as a testament of his love for her.
In 1845, King Maximilian II of Bavaria had put on a wooden riding brace on the Pöllat, which had to be renewed again a few years later. In 1866, King Ludwig II ordered to replace it with a filigree iron construction according to a design of the Royal Senior Councilor Heinrich Gerber. When the Marienbrücke was built, a completely new construction was successfully tested for the first time: at ninety meters above the Pöllat cascade, the straps were set up by the anchorage attached on both sides in the rock, without further supporting armor.

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  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 35,00
  • Coin Thickness: 2,00
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • Country: Germany
  • Available: yes
  • Location: SCHWANGAU, Germany