Ummigbachbrücke

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  • rikelang

    Near the monastery of Seligenthal, the Mönchweg passes the remnants of the Ummigbach bridge. Originally part of the Wahnbachtalstraße, which connected Siegburg with Much, it was blown up on 8 April 1945 by the German Wehrmacht in the retreat to cut the way for the Americans. In historical pictures you can see how the bridge once spanned the valley. In the meantime nature has recaptured large parts of the area and only this ruin is left.

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    • February 5, 2017

  • La Mofia 💚 Kiki

    Great corner to walk 😊 here you can enjoy the peace and nature.The explanation of the Misslungen bridge can be read on site.

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    • April 25, 2018

  • Inoubli4ble

    There are beautiful paths with great vantage points and rest stops. Also good for families. For historically interested there is a "hotspot" here.

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    • September 22, 2018

  • Franz

    It is April 8, 1945. Around 7:45 p.m. the Siegburgers hear several detonations. In the last days of the war, the Wehrmacht is retreating from the Americans, who have been at victory for weeks and have set fire to the city. The German soldiers pass the Ummigsbach bridge on the edge of Seligenthal. And to secure their retreat, they blow up the viaduct without further ado.

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    • January 25, 2020

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Location: Siegburg, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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