Thousands of various locks and locks are attached to the iron fence on the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne. It was nicknamed the bridge of love, this phenomenon originated from Italy, when lovers hung locks and closed them, thereby demonstrating their love for each other forever.
The tradition of love locks has been around for quite a long time, although there are no reliable sources of its origin. In Europe, love castles began to appear in the early 2000s, and in Russia they even built a special love bridge in Moscow
The love locks were criticized by the city authorities, the mayor of Cologne even wanted to demolish them from the bridge, but eventually relented in the face of public opposition. There is also a bridge of lovers in Kyiv, where the people of Kyiv in love forever bind themselves with the mysterious bonds of a snapped lock
Near the Hohenzollern Bridge is one of the most recognizable sights of Cologne — the famous Cologne Cathedral, built in the Gothic style.