Bike Touring Highlight
The Ruhr Viaduct between Herdecke and Hagen-Vorhalle crosses the Ruhr as a railway viaduct. The tracks lead over the river at a height of 30 meters with a length of 313 meters. Already in 1879, the route was inaugurated as part of the railway line Dusseldorf - Dortmund.
May 6, 2017
If you have passed the viaduct and have this view, you are just past Herdecke and still has a small distance at the Harkotsee until the weather. In Herdecke, the Ruhr promenade has been beautifully redesigned and invites you to linger or the Café Extrablatt. In the weather are then again cafes until it then continues quieter on the Ruhr.
April 22, 2018
In any case, one of the most interesting buildings in the region is the Ruhr Viaduct. At the beginning of the Hakortsee, the railroad tracks cross the Ruhr at a length of over 300 meters at a height of 30 meters. The 12 arches with a span of 20 meters make up the remarkable picture of the viaduct inaugurated in 1879 - a technical masterpiece of its time, which has lost nothing of its fascination for its observers to this day.
The building, which is still endangered by gull (scooping out) on the piers, suffered badly during World War II and could not be used again until 1957. A good view of the Ruhr viaduct can be had from the shore of the Hakortsee - or from the water.
July 1, 2017
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