It is also known as Love bridge because it’s the place where lovers go to promise each other eternal love.
And as a mark of their promise, they lock a padlock with their names and the date at the bridge’s fence. An important part of the ceremony is to throw the key into the Odra river.
You can find hundreds of padlocks here, with the names, dates, short messages.
And you can also find a stall at one side of the bridge, that sells padlocks and offers a table and pencils for the lovers to sit comfortably and write their best words before locking the padlock!
It happens almost in every town of Europe, but it’s the first time that I’ve seen this romantic ritual used for commercial purposes!