Schwäbisch Hall Red Bridge

Schwäbisch Hall Red Bridge


Home of the tanners

The first documented mention of the Red Footbridge in Schwäbisch Hall dates back to 1350. However, at that time, no carts could cross the Kocher via this footbridge. To do so, they first had to drive along Mauerstraße and then take the Hangman’s Bridge across the river. In this area in front of Schwäbisch Hall’s city gate, the city’s tanners used to live and work. Thus, the smells brought by this craft did not disturb the inhabitants. Nowadays, the Rote Steg in Schwäbisch Hall is a popular photo motif. Particularly impressive here are the numerous houses that have been renovated in accordance with the preservation order and are located in the immediate vicinity.


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