The most romantic constructions for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. Many people around the globe are looking forward to celebrating it with their beloved ones. It is a great opportunity to show the person you love what you feel at a very charming location. Here we count down our personal* top three most romantic constructions in Europe.
3. Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne
This Bridge has one of the biggest collections of padlocks and many people consider that it can be named as the creator of the love locks tradition in the 80´s. It is a bridge that crosses the river Rheine with a length of 688.5 kilometers. Each year many couples fix the padlocks to the railings on the bridge in order to seal their love. After that process, they usually drop the key right into the Rheine. Wouldn’t it be nice to travel to Cologne to signify your love at such a symbolic place? Unfortunately, the more than 40.000 padlocks weigh over 15 and have to be removed after several years. So be quick and immortalize yourself!
2. The Neuschwanstein Castle, Füssen
The Neuschwanstein Castle was the model for several constructions. Among them the Castles in Disneyland Paris and Anaheim. Originally it was built for the famous King Ludwig II of Bavaria who died even before it was completed. The view of the castle is impressive and in general it makes a romantic place to visit. Every year 1.4 million people find their way to the remarkable castle. We would recommend a weekend getaway to this historical building with a long walking tour through the lovely surroundings of the Bavarian Allgäu. Although being one of the King’s favorite projects, he only slept at his castle for eleven nights in total.
1. Eiffel Tower, Paris
Arguably one of the most romantic constructions in the world is the Eiffel tower. Although made of cold steel it melts the hearts of lovers all over the world. Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel it was originally built as a technology demonstration for the world’s fair in 1889. Being one of the landmarks of France’s capital, it was imitated at least a dozens of times. While not even being the tallest of it’s kind with 325 meters, it is the only one that got famous all over the world. To protect the structure from corrosion, 70 tons of paint cover the iron. This cover has to be renewed every 7 years.
The Eiffel Tower
*this is a just a personal collection of our romantic constructions. If you have other suggestions, please let us know in the comments. Alternatively, you can use our Facebook page. We also like to expand our horizons ;)