Bike Touring Highlight
...crosses the Zwickauer Mulde in the immediate vicinity of the city centre.
The previous wooden construction with a roof from the 17th century had to give way to the steel rivet construction, which was modern at the time. At 69 meters long and 12 meters wide, it is one of Zwickau's landmarks. From June 15 to July 1, 1945, the Paradise Bridge served as a kind of border crossing. The Mulde formed the demarcation line between Soviet and American occupied territory in Zwickau. The Paradise Bridge has been closed to traffic since 1979. In 2002, the Paradise Bridge was extensively renovated.
From the Paradise Bridge you can see the Brückenberg, where Schumann often stayed. On the left were the "Zwickauer Bergkeller", a destination that was also popular with Schumann but no longer exists today. Dance and entertainment music was played in wooden pavilions. On July 11, 1847, the first Schumann Festival, an open-air concert was given here in honor of Robert and Clara Schumann.
May 21, 2018
According to legend, her name is related to Martin Luther, who was allegedly ambushed by angry Franciscans during his visit to Zwickau. Since he could not defend himself against the armed monks, Luther fled over the Muldenbrücke in the first open house. Inside he is said to have exclaimed: "Thank God he let me find this house. For truly, it became my paradise. "The inn was henceforth called" Paradise, "also because of its beautiful location.
May 21, 2018
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