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Fotospot #7: Innsteg Walkway (also called the Fünferlsteg)

The view from the bridge itself, as well as the view of the bridge, are popular photo motifs. The Innsteg is at number 7 of our Top 10 #passaufotospots. The pedestrian bridge, called “Fünferlsteg” by the locals, traverses the Inn and connects the city centre with the Innstadt.

The name “Fünferlsteg” derives back from a time when crossing the bridge cost 5 Pfenning (as the German word for five is fünf). This duty had to be paid by persons above the age of 4 after they bridge was built in 1916 until the mid-70s.

The iron construction, which tapers in the middle, fits in perfectly between the river’s banks. On the bridge, if you are looking upstream, you can see the university campus and a lot of green space. Downstream, you get a beautiful view of the Altstadt.

Tips for the perfect photo:

  • Light: There are ideal light conditions all day long. The Altstadt looks especially beautiful during dawn. (Click here to see the sun’s course during the day)
  • View up top: Steps lead down to the water only a few metres from the bridge. Here, you can take nice pictures of the bridge with a blue sky as a background.
  • View down low: Picture with a nice depth can be taken on the bridge: To do so, accentuate the details of the bridge railing in the foreground.

From here you can see:

St. Stephen's Cathedral

Veste Oberhaus

Jesuit Church "St. Michael"

Church " St. Nikola"

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