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Victor-Neels-Brücke

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  • Nieres

    Before the Second World War there was a ferry connection to the Nazi "Reich Training Center" built in 1934 in the area of the Lorbach estuary in the Urft.
    After the war, Urftsee and Vogelsang were in the restricted area of the Vogelsang military training area and were not open to the public.
    After the departure of the Belgian troops on January 1, 2006 and the reopening of the area to the public, the ferry service was not resumed, so that a direct connection between the Urftsee cycle and hiking trail and the "learning location" (memorial) Vogelsang is not possible was. The connection was also missing from the Kermeter. This infrastructural shortcoming only changed with the construction of the bridge in 2009.
    In December 2009, the bridge was named after Victor Neels, who was commander of the Belgian Armed Forces at Camp Vogelsang from 1970–1980. After the end of his active time, he tried to get closer to the local population through various social activities.
    The passageway with aluminum covering, secured by steel railings with wire cladding, is built for the disabled.

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    • June 26, 2020

  • Guido

    For one thing, it's cool to feel how the whole bridge moves when people go over it. On the other hand you will find lots of lizards under the bridge

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    • May 22, 2018

  • Gerd

    The Victor Neels Bridge is a steel suspension bridge with four ropes, which spans the Urftsee in the Eifel National Park since 2009.

    The aim and purpose of the bridge construction was to create a connection for cyclists and hikers to get from the Urftseerandweg - coming from both Gemünd and Rurberg / Urftsperrmauer - on the heights beyond the lake to the former "NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang".
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • February 27, 2017

  • R.Bungartz

    If you cross the Victor-Neels bridge to walk further to the former NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang, you should first strengthen yourself with a sip from the water bottle. The next climb is 600 meters long and has a slope of 16 percent.

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    • September 21, 2019

  • Oliver🌍

    The Victor Neels Bridge is a steel suspension bridge with four ropes that has spanned the Urftsee in the Eifel National Park since 2009.
    The aim and purpose of the bridge construction was to create a connection for cyclists and hikers in order to get from the Urftseerandweg - both from Gemünd and from Rurberg / Urftsperrmauer - to the height beyond the lake to the former NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang. (Wikipedia)

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    • May 30, 2020

  • Shay

    The bridge swings, so it is not necessarily suitable for people with fear of heights. On one side the path leads to the Urft dam, on the other to Vogelsang. Both are hiking destinations that are worthwhile.

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    • July 5, 2020

  • JuleWandert

    Great building. The bridge offers the opportunity for beautiful tours around the Urftsee👍😃

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    • April 22, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Victor Neels Bridge is a steel suspension bridge with four ropes, which spans the Urftsee in the Eifel National Park since 2009.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor-Neels-Br%C3%BCcke

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    • March 20, 2019

  • Sandra

    Architecturally appealing, the bridge connects the shores of the reservoir and thus a visit to the Nazi Ordensburg Vogelsang with the way to the Urft dam and the place Wollseifen.

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    • May 25, 2018

  • Marvin🙃

    Interesting construction. 👍
    Through the bridge, the hiking / biking trails are branched together.

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    • May 22, 2018

  • Leo Pold

    The Victor Neels bridge is a really worth seeing steel suspension bridge with four ropes, which spans the Urftsee in the Eifel National Park since 2009. The bridge is named after Victor Neels, who was commander of the Belgian forces in the 70s.

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    • September 1, 2019

  • Oliver🌍

    The free-hanging bridge swings slightly

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    • May 30, 2020

  • Didi Schroeder

    The bridge created an excellent opportunity for bikers and hikers to explicitly explore this part of the Eifel National Park👍

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    • June 23, 2020

  • Gisela MoMa

    A very elegant bridge that blends in well with the landscape.

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    • July 31, 2020

  • Monique

    Great bridge for a great circuit 😊

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    • August 5, 2018

  • Gisela MoMa

    This very elegant bridge opens up beautiful circular hiking opportunities at the Urttalsperre.

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    • July 31, 2020

  • Tatjana 👣🏞️🍺

    The Victor Neels Bridge is a steel suspension bridge with four ropes that has spanned the Urftsee in the Eifel National Park since 2009.

    The aim and purpose of the bridge construction was to create a connection for cyclists and hikers to get from the Urftseerandweg - coming from Gemünd as well as from Rurberg / Urftsperrmauer - to the height across the lake to the former NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang.

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    • December 7, 2020

  • Karl-Heinz

    Bridge over the Urftsee to the connection of Gemünd and Vogelsang

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    • October 4, 2019

  • Wanderer26

    A free-hanging bridge that resonates with each visitor attentively. It is named after the commander of the Belgian camp.

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    • September 13, 2019

  • Hans-Peter

    A beautiful free-floating bridge over the dam.

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    • November 10, 2019

  • R.Bungartz

    The Victor Neels Bridge is a steel suspension bridge with four ropes that has spanned the Urftsee since 2009. The bridge was named after Victor Neels, who was in command of the Belgian armed forces at Camp Vogelsang from 1970 to 1980. After the end of his active time, he tried to get closer to the local population through various social activities.
    The bridge was awarded the German Steel Construction Prize in 2010. Awarded for their landscape-friendly construction and environmentally friendly aesthetics. Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor-Neels-Br%C3%BCcke

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    • December 13, 2020

  • Rombea

    The Victor Neels Bridge spans the Urftsee at this point and, with a very successful steel cable suspension bridge construction, forms a great transition for cyclists and hikers. The bridge is named after the former commander of the Belgian forces at Camp Vogelsang. Great experience when it starts to rock 😁.

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    • May 2, 2022

  • Parallelrechner

    Bridge over the Urftsee, lies on the trail from Vogelsang I. P. to Heimbach.

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    • June 1, 2019

  • Matthias

    Hiking tip: From the former NS Ordensburg Vogelsang down to the Victor Neels bridge and then the Urft along to Gemünd. Then it's easy to get back on the cheap hiking bus (stop "Kirche Gemünd") to the parking lot Vogelsand.

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    • April 30, 2019


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