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Rheinauhafen

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  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Great these old crane systems. And the nice thing is that they are really in great shape.

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    • January 21, 2018

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    He looks like he has just come out of the store.

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    • January 21, 2018

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    The entire port area has been redesigned. Here the old is well combined with the new.

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    • January 21, 2018

  • daha

    The Siebengebirge is a residential and commercial building in Rheinauhafen Cologne. It was built in 1909 as a warehouse.
    The special feature of the 170-meter-long building complex are the many gables that remind of the peaks of the Siebengebirge.

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    • May 21, 2018

  • Outside

    The old is well combined with the new ... a walk is always worthwhile!

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    • May 25, 2020

  • Thomas Grams

    The cranes are worth a visit for every technically interested person.

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    • June 14, 2017

  • RobertO

    The Rheinauhafen is a former port facility in Cologne's southern city, which is now used as a residential, office, service and commercial area.

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    • May 22, 2020

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    Harbor crane No. 35 ("old Hercules")
    This crane is probably the best known crane of the Rheinauhafen and is the only one that dates back to the founding days of the Rheinauhafen. It has been in use since 1897. At first it was still manually operated, later it was given an electric drive. It owes its nickname "old Hercules" to its load capacity of 30 tons. His most famous freight was the St. Petersglocke from Cologne Cathedral (the “decke Pitter”) in 1924, which is the heaviest free-swinging bell in the world with a weight of 24 tons.
    The slewing crane was still in use until the 1980s. In 1996 it was placed under monument protection and was extensively restored and refurbished. It is still an important symbol of Cologne's commercial history.

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    • May 25, 2020

  • Outside

    Harbor crane No. 35 ("old Hercules")
    This crane is probably the best known crane of the Rheinauhafen and is the only one that dates back to the founding days of the Rheinauhafen. It has been in use since 1897. At first it was still manually operated, later it was given an electric drive. It owes its nickname "old Hercules" to its load capacity of 30 tons. His most famous freight was the St. Petersglocke from Cologne Cathedral (the “decke Pitter”) in 1924, which is the heaviest free-swinging bell in the world with a weight of 24 tons.
    The slewing crane was still in use until the 1980s. In 1996 it was placed under monument protection and was extensively restored and refurbished. It is still an important symbol of Cologne's commercial history.

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    • May 25, 2020

  • Gerd

    Historic, listed port crane from 1897 with a load capacity of 30t.

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    • March 26, 2017

  • Jan

    The Krahnanlage illustrate the importance of the river Rhine for the Cologne trade.

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    • January 21, 2018

  • Gerd

    The Rheinauhafen is a former port facility in the southern part of Cologne, which is now used as a residential, office, service and commercial area.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • March 26, 2017

  • Jan

    Very nice place !! Worth seeing

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    • January 21, 2018

  • Sarah

    Definitely a must visit point in cologne. Good to chill and hang around with friends

    • October 2, 2019

  • Gregor geht

    Nice that these testimonies of the earlier use of the Rheinauhafen have been preserved. Too bad that there is no new use (bar, ice cream parlor) for it.

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    • April 16, 2020

  • P.T.

    Delicious currywurst.

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    • June 27, 2020

  • Gregor geht

    Very nice view of the Rhine. Mostly without a lot of hustle and bustle. Gastro offer expandable.

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    • February 1, 2021

  • Gregor geht

    Apartments in the old warehouses. Very nicely done & top location. However, due to the great depth of the interior, it is sometimes a bit dark.

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    • February 1, 2021

  • Katja

    Imposing architecture meets the Middle Ages. A beautiful promenade with a great view in all directions.

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    • March 22, 2021

  • Werner

    Great way along the Rhine

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    • July 3, 2021

  • Werner

    Beautiful restored cranes on the banks of the Rhine

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    • July 3, 2021

  • Irmgard macht Meter

    It is always worth a hike, there is a lot to see along the Rhine

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    • July 24, 2021

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Location: North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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  • Distance0.37 mi
  • Uphill25 ft
  • Downhill25 ft

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