This bridge, as a strategic object, was built on the orders of Emperor Ferdinand III, who judged that the two districts of the ancient city of Linz, situated on different banks of the Danube, were worthy of a more reliable connection than the occasional boatman. Thanks to this lofty visit a bridge appeared in the middle of Linz in the middle of the 15th century, which became one of the main attractions of the city.
With its sweeping view over both banks of the Danube, the Nibelungenbrücke became a real mecca for photographers and artists, who take pictures and drawings there at all times of day and night. It is also the site of countless wedding ceremonies of all kinds.
Some inquisitive Austrian statistician calculated that the keys to the wedding locks fly into the Danube from this bridge so many times a year that if one could get them all out, there would be enough metal to melt the casings for a couple of new cars. In the same statistical study, Nibelungenbrücke, ranks second in the number of photos posted on social media in Austria. In terms of the number of Austrians and visitors who have a corresponding avatar on their account, Nibelungenbrücke is second only to the parliament building located in Vienna.