Nibelungenturm

Bike Touring Highlight

Recommended by 186 out of 196 cyclists

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  • Jonas Wind

    The Nibelungenturm is a self-catering house and can be rented. However, it may only be leased to non-profit organizations, e.g. in clubs, associations, schools, parishes or scientific institutions, but not for private parties or to individuals.

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    • 02/09/2016

  • TOSK

    The Nibelung tower

    Between 1897 and 1900, a permanent bridge over the Rhine was built at Worms for the first time. It was inaugurated on March 26, 1900 in the presence of the Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and the Rhine and since then has carried the name Ernst Ludwig Bridge.

     

    As a special ornament she received on both sides a roadway superstructure in tower form. The plans came from Karl Hoffmann.

     
    During World War II, FLAKs were installed on the two stair towers. In March 1945, the bridge was blown up. The damaged bridge tower on the Rhine side of the Rhine was demolished, and the steel structure of the Rhine-spanning arches was replaced by the first prestressed concrete bridge in Germany erected in the free extension. At the inauguration in 1953, she received the new name "Nibelungen Bridge".

     
    The Nibelung tower has a total height of 53m. The Rheingütestation was established a few years ago in the three basement floors and on the observation deck of the staircase arcade. The old ticket booths at the road level gave way to the breakthroughs for pedestrian and bicycle paths after the war. Directly above the passage were on two floors of serviced apartments for the bridge guard, later also the two upper massif days were expanded. Above it rise three more attic floors under the imposing slate helmet. Above the road there are thus eight floors of which five are used.

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    • 25/01/2017

  • Ralf

    Under the bridge there are various restaurants with beautiful beer gardens.
    To recommend Kolb beer garden or the old wheelhouse

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    • 16/12/2016

  • Ralf

    The Nibelungen Bridge connects the city of Worms with the towns of Bürstadt and Lampertheim on the other side of the Rhine.
    According to tradition, the bridge was used before the world wars between 1900 and 1945. At that time popularly known under the name "Ernst Ludwig Bridge", it was rebuilt after the destruction in World War II between 1951 and 1953 and then renamed "Nibelungenbrücke".

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    • 04/04/2017

  • Juergen T.

    beautiful old, unique tower.

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    • 23/04/2018

  • Jochen

    Very striking and beautiful tower - spanning the bridge over the Rhine - almost as a gateway to Worms. A staircase leads directly to the banks of the Rhine with various localities.

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    • 20/04/2018

  • Alex

    Very nice bridge and rest stops right on the Rhine beach

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    • 12/05/2017

  • Alex

    The Nibelung tower in Worms is nice to look at highly recommended

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    • 13/05/2017

  • Ralf

    Several rest stops on and around the bridge.

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    • 15/05/2017

  • Bernd

    Beautiful bike ride without great slopes, beautiful castle with beautiful castle park

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    • 13/07/2017

  • Horst

    Beautiful building combines the modern with the old

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    • 16/07/2018

  • Klaus Schade

    Really unique bridge in the otherwise very drab (apart from the cathedral) Worms

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    • 23/07/2018

  • Mößi PWV

    The city tour on the Nibelungen Bridge is very impressive.

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    • 16/10/2018

  • dxs.sxk

    Very impressive if you go on the bow on it. 👍🏼

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    • 14/04/2019

  • dxs.sxk

    Very impressive if you go on the bow on it. 👍

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    • 7 days ago

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Top Touring Cycling Routes Featuring the Highlight ‘Nibelungenturm’

Location: in Rhenish Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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