Have you heard of love locks? I’m not sure the first time I encountered them but I’m pretty sure it was during our trip to Berlin. During our trip to Munich, as we trekked out of the U-Bahn towards the zoo, we crossed over the Spree and the bridge was covered in them.
So what is a love lock, you ask? It’s a regular padlock that a couple locks on to something as a symbol of their love. Sometimes couples write their names on the lock. Sometimes they get them engraved.
I’m not a girly girl and I’m not always the most outwardly romantic. But I think love locks are pretty neat. They’re not terribly common in the United States. For our first wedding anniversary, I found Lock-itz, an online shop in the US that engraves them and I had one made for my husband for the anniversary of our first date. Now it graces the mantel of the fireplace in our living room. I’m not sure I could ever bring myself to lock it on somewhere far away.
I did have the idea though that it could be a neat travel souvenir to get an engraved love lock in each city we travel to.
Have you attached a love lock to a bridge somewhere?
Photo by dbarreda.