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Jun 27 2014

Uzhgorod has Upped the Stakes for Love Lock Bridges

In recent years, I have seen a lot of love lock bridges (bridges adorned with padlocks that have lovers’ names painted or engraved on them).  They are everywhere now and I have to say that they were getting a bit, ‘same, same, but different city or town’ for me; seen one, seen them all.  That was until I got to Uzhgorod (Uzhhorod).  Now, you’re probably wondering, ‘Where the heck is Uzhogorod?’.  I wouldn’t be surprised because I had no idea until I wanted to travel from Slovakia to Ukraine by bus.  It’s a Ukrainian border town, but I’m digressing now and want to get back to the whole love lock bridge thing.

The love locks in Uzhgorod are on a completely different level altogether. For that reason, I thought it warranted being a Foto Friday. I’m sure you’ll agree when you take a look at the photo.  Well, do you agree?

Love lock bridge Uzhgorod

They have the small, usual size locks you normally see, but then they have these massive heart-shaped ones with the lovers’ names on.  I have to say that I was amazed and taken aback at the lengths they go to here to express their love in public over the River Uzh.  I hadn’t seen anything quite like it and, because of that, it has rekindled my interest in the whole love lock bridge thing again.  I wonder what I will find next on my travels to compete with this?


This map will clarify where Uzhgorod is…

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Have you seen anything quite like this?  If you have, please let me know by commenting below.  I am really interested!

About the author

Teresa Keane

Teresa has been to almost 60 countries. She started travelling independently at the age of 38 when she gave up her job, rented out her house, put her possessions in storage and spent a year travelling the world. It changed her life. She now creates, publishes, & promotes online travel content and is an experienced freelance trainer & EFL teacher.


  1. Lauren

    Some of those locks are huge! I’ve never seen ones like that before. Now that’s commitment! 🙂

  2. They certainly are and neither had I, Lauren. Size obviously matters! 😉

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