Hohenzollernbrücke

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  • Dirk

    The Hohenzollern Bridge and the cathedral are probably among the most famous buildings in the city of Cologne, with about 1220 train journeys per day, it is also one of the busiest railway bridges in Germany.

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    • July 13, 2016

  • ҉ B҉M҉C҉R҉A҉C҉I҉N҉G҉

    The bridge of the lovers. Well known beyond the borders of Cologne.

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    • April 12, 2017

  • MW aus LE

    Only half of the eigtl bridge, second part destroyed in II.WK. Old tram tracks still visible.

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    • April 19, 2017

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    Castles, palaces and once more castles, one's eyes are overflowing. Every day there are more, but do not worry because the bridge can stand it. It is designed for much higher weights. In 2018, all locks should be removed, but thank God it did not happen.

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    • July 14, 2017

  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    Equipped with love locks

    At the same place in 1859, the double-track cathedral bridge was built, which at the beginning of the 20th century was no longer adequate for the growth of traffic. The planning work for the new building was begun under the President of the Railway Directorate Cologne, Paul von Breitenbach and handed over in 1906 to his successor Rudolf Schmidt. The line was in the hands of the railway engineer Fritz Beermann under whose direction Friedrich Dircksen worked out the designs. The construction of the Hohenzollern Bridge then took place from 1907 to 1911 under significant participation of the MAN Gustavsburg plant. It was inaugurated on May 22, 1911 by Kaiser Wilhelm II.
    The bridge consisted of three adjacent bridge sections, each with three iron truss arches (passage openings) in the longitudinal direction for receiving four railway tracks and a road. Although the location of the bridge and the station were in principle already disputed in the previous buildings, the Hohenzollern Bridge took over the alignment of the cathedral bridge on the central axis of the cathedral.

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    • September 17, 2015

  • daha

    With about 1500 train journeys per day, it is one of the busiest railway bridges in Germany.

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    • April 17, 2018

  • Up de Fietse

    Hohenzollern Bridge over the Rhine and the cathedral - pure Cologne.

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    • August 17, 2017

  • Claus Pliester

    A must love stories! Buy castle and engraved a heart and the name of his sweetheart! Hanged on the Hohenzollern and completed. The key in the Rhine! I think better you can not seal a love!

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    • April 2, 2017

  • Up de Fietse

    From here you can do very nicely what many people in Cologne are supposed to do all the time: First, see if the cathedral is still standing.

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    • August 4, 2017

  • daha

    With about 1500 train journeys per day, it is one of the busiest railway bridges in Germany.

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    • April 17, 2018

  • B&U

    The Hohenzollern Bridge was built from 1907 to 1911. It replaced the cathedral bridge, which was no longer able to meet the demands of ever-increasing rail traffic. The special feature of the construction of the new bridge was that it was built under continuous operation of the cathedral bridge and replaced it gradually. After completion, it consisted of three adjacent truss arch bridges with three arches each.

    One part was reserved at this time, as well as at the cathedral bridge, the street and streetcar traffic, while the other two parts could accommodate four tracks. In addition, there were walking and biking trails on both sides.

    The Hohenzollern Bridge is the only bridge in Cologne that has not been destroyed by bombs. Rather, it took over the Wehrmacht on March 6, 1945 itself to complicate the approaching Allies by blowing up the bridge, a crossing of the Rhine. After the war, one of the railway bridges was rebuilt until 1948. The road bridge was not restored for traffic reasons. In the years 1956 to 1959 and from 1986 to 1987, a further half-timbered arch was added, so that today the railway has six tracks on the Hohenzollern Bridge. The two northern tracks are reserved for the S-Bahn. At the Hohenzollernbrücke there are walking and cycling paths on both sides, which are maintained and cared for by us, while the bridge itself, like the south bridge, is owned by Deutsche Bahn AG.

    The Hohenzollern Bridge, with its neighboring central station, is one of the most important junctions in the German and European railway network and is an impressive building that is an outstanding part of the cityscape of Cologne.
    Source: stadt-koeln.de/leben-in-koeln/verkehr/bruecken/hohenzollernbruecke

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    • May 1, 2018

  • Burkhard Reher

    the most beautiful sight, if you come to Cologne .. the cathedral

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    • August 21, 2018

  • Hotzenplotz

    Completely superfluous .. you can not really drive anyway, too many people.

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    • July 14, 2017

  • Chris

    A very nice connection between the left bank of the Rhine and the right bank of the Rhine near Cologne

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    • April 11, 2018

  • Andrey

    The number of locks is unbelievable. Incidentally, it can be calculated roughly, if you make the sample at 1 meter length / width and then converted to total area

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    • April 26, 2019

  • Thomas Henke

    The place likes to be overrun

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    • May 3, 2019

  • Thomas Henke

    The classic in Cologne. But like to overflow.

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    • May 3, 2019

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Location: Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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