Love Locks: New German Custom Emerges


According to The Local, a new custom has emerged centred in the German city of Cologne. Over one thousand "love locks" have appeared along a pedestrian path on a bridge over the Rhine river. Couples decorate the padlocks with their initials, attach them, and throw the key into the river below as a sign of their everlasting love.

Being only a couple of years old, this new custom has baffled folklorists who are attempting to find the original source of the love locks. A similar tradition was found in Italy, though researchers are not yet sure about a definite connection.

Other cities in Germany have also picked up the custom - love locks have also been found in Bottrop and Oberhausen.

Source: Berlin Life


add your comments

It's just how I said - get your "love lock" down!

reviewed by Kanye W from United States on Jan.26.2010



Berghain & Panorama Bar
reviewed Nov.14.2014
"Do girls wear trainers or jus flat boots or heels? I'm going tomorrow and h..."
write your review now!



Plans Unveiled For Iron Curtain Bike Trail
Plans for a 6,800 km cycle path along the former Iron Curtain the line which divided Europe into East and West for almost half a century -...