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Nibelungenturm und -brücke

Nibelungenturm und -brücke

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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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    • September 2, 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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    • January 25, 2017

  • dxs.sxk

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

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    • April 14, 2019

  • Biitii 105

    On the Rhineland-Palatinate side of the Rhine is the 53 meter high, "Nibelungenturm" called, Romanesque bridge tower of the "old" Worms Rhine bridge (Nibelungen) preserved - a monumental tower in the "Nibelungen style" and representative entrance to the city of Worms. It was built in 1900 according to plans by Stadtbaumeister Karl Hofmann.
    Until 1945 there was a identical "twin tower" on the opposite, today Hessian Rhine side. The tower on the Rhine side of the Rhine was destroyed shortly before the end of the war and not rebuilt. Source: worms.de

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    • April 24, 2019

  • 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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    • December 16, 2016

  • Alex

    Very nice bridge and rest stops right on the Rhine beach

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    • May 12, 2017

  • Juergen T.

    beautiful old, unique tower.

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    • April 23, 2018

  • 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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    • April 4, 2017

  • Ralf

    Several rest stops on and around the bridge.

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    • May 15, 2017

  • Henne

    To see from afar and very impressive.

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    • July 4, 2018

  • 1Marianne PWV On Tour

    The city tour on the Nibelungen Bridge is very impressive.

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    • October 16, 2018

  • Biitii 105

    As a private person you can visit the tower in some years on the second Sunday of September, on the "Day of the open monument".

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    • May 26, 2019

  • Juergen T.

    Beautiful tower, great view of Worms and the Rhine.

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    • April 23, 2018

  • Antje

    In the direction of Worms you drive through the tower ... great route and a challenge with 5 panniers ... .... Descend!

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    • July 3, 2018

  • 1Marianne PWV On Tour

    The city gate on the Nibelungenbrücke is very impressive.

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    • October 16, 2018

  • dxs.sxk

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

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    • April 14, 2019

  • Michael

    Cross-border bridge crossing Hesse - Rhineland-Palatinate with impressive views of Worms

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    • August 5, 2019

  • Kurt Fortwängler

    The bridge has always been extremely attractive to cyclists and pedestrians. Now that there is a second bridge and you always come to the middle on the "normal" paths, you don't see much anymore. It's worth taking a little detour to get to the two outside sides!

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    • April 15, 2020

  • Bernd

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

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    • July 13, 2017

  • Jochen

    Connecting bridge from Hesse to Rhineland-Palatinate. In particular, the Nibelung tower strikes the eye.

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    • April 20, 2018

  • dxs.sxk

    Very impressive if you drive on the arch of the Nibelungenbrücke on it. 👍

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    • April 15, 2019

  • Iguana

    Nice old bridge gate. Refreshments possible under the bridge. Nearby are the old wheelhouse or Kolb's beer garden

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    • April 12, 2020

  • Alex

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

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    • May 13, 2017

  • Biitii 105

    Actually there are two bridges: the "old one" with the Nibelung tower and the "new one", without the tower.

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    • July 20, 2019


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