The history of love padlocks dates back at least 100 years to a melancholic Serbian tale of world war I, with an attribution for the bridge Most Ljubavi , in the spa town of Vrnjacka Banja. A local schoolmistress named Nada, who was from Vrnjacka Banja, fell in love with a Serbian officer named Relja. After they committed to each other Relja went to war in Greece where he fell in love with a local woman from corfu. As a consequence, Relja and Nada broke off their engagement. Nada never recovered from that devastating blow, and after some time she died due to heartbreak from her unfortunate love.