You don’t have to look far for the lift bridge on Lübeck’s Old Town Island. It is one of three directly adjacent bridges over the Trave Canal and has eye-catching bridge towers made of red stone. The bridge, which is actually called Marstallbrücke, was opened as early as 1900 and is today the oldest lift bridge still in operation in Germany. The Lübeck lift bridge is used both as a road and rail bridge to connect the old town island with the Klughafen.
The span of 42 to 45 meters also allows ships to easily pass through on the canal. Somewhat higher up and accessible by stairs is the pedestrian bridge.