Aquäduktbrücke Vussem

Aquäduktbrücke Vussem

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Recommended by 234 out of 244 hikers


  • MoRi

    The construction of the Roman aqueduct was truly a masterpiece 👍

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    • November 23, 2019

  • Gernot

    Reconstruction of the aqueduct bridge Vussem. It was part of the Roman Eifel aqueduct to Cologne and spanned a now nameless side valley of Veybach.

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    • May 8, 2017

  • Jo

    A steep staircase leads to the top of the former Roman aqueduct.

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    • January 24, 2020

  • R.Bungartz

    At Vussem, the Veytal is over 70 m wide, has steep slopes and is split into two gorges.

    The Romans bridged this incision when building the water pipe to Cologne through arched arches. A total of ten to twelve self-supporting pillars used to stand here.

    The foundations of two pillars were verified by excavations and examined in 1958. Three pillars with the associated line section were reconstructed in 1959. (Source:

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    • March 22, 2020

  • Nina 🌳

    I would say the highlight on the Roman Canal hiking trail. But had imagined it larger.

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    • April 7, 2020

  • Bernd

    If you have not seen an aquaduct before, why not take a detour?

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    • September 25, 2017

  • Dirk

    Architectural achievement a very long time ago. Madness!

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    • September 24, 2018

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    When you stand in front of it, you cannot believe that it is so old.

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    • April 25, 2020

  • RobertO

    The water pipe to Cologne was designed as a pure downpipe. This made the construction very complex since the line was only allowed to lose a minimal amount of height on its way to Cologne.

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    • June 29, 2020

  • Jo

    Beautiful aqueduct, which was part of the Roman aqueduct - to supply Cologne with Eifler drinking water.

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    • February 9, 2018

  • Jan

    A must

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    • July 18, 2018

  • Gss

    Actually an impressive example of Roman engineering, but unfortunately no longer Roman except for a few remains of the foundation.
    A small part of the original entire bridge was elaborately reconstructed, but in our opinion it was designed very carelessly.
    Located between the cemetery and the sports field with a toilet, no invitation for hikers to linger.

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    • September 26, 2020

  • Shay

    Located right next to a parking lot and sports field. Certainly very crowded at later times of the day and when the weather is nice. A path leads up to the top of the aqueduct

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    • November 8, 2020

  • 🅱️etty🚶🏼‍♀️🐎

    Impressive that they built it. And that it has survived to this day. My respect!

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    • January 2, 2021

  • EifelFranke

    Traces from Roman times. Part of the Römer Canal for Cologne's water supply.

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    • March 21, 2021

  • GH

    For the Roman aqueduct see also

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    • April 10, 2021

  • HeJi

    Very imposing and interesting.

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    • April 29, 2021

  • Torsten

    Small but impressive aqueduct.

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    • June 6, 2021

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