Alte Eisenbahnbrücke

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Recommended by 67 out of 71 cyclists


  • Marika

    The lift bridge at Karnin can be seen from a distance, if you drive from Zecherin to Usedom. A detour is worthwhile. Here are some more information:

    "Since 1876, especially the Berlin guests drove over the Karniner bridge in their" Berlin bathtub ", as Usedom has always been affectionately called .. In the 30s of the 20th century, the bridge no longer met the increased traffic requirements and was modernized in 1933 and in Thanks to the lift technology, the new lift technology enabled the tracks to be lifted and lowered within a maximum of three minutes, allowing the Peenestrom to remain accessible even to large cargo ships in the mid-30s Every year, 52 trains roared over the 350-meter-long bridge - including 12 express trains - during the retreat before the Russian troops, the German Wehrmacht blew up the Karnin bridge and with it the railway connection to the mainland for the next 50 years.

    What remained was the lifting part of the Karniner Bridge. In 1990 the Reichsbahn wanted to demolish this testimony of German railway history. A citizens' initiative was born. It is thanks to their commitment that the technical monument has been placed under protection and still stands out of the water in the Peenestrom. "(Source:

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    • June 26, 2017

  • Tommez

    Ferry from Karnin to Kamp is closing time at 17:00 ... 😂

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    • May 30, 2017

  • Lilo FD

    That's history! Looks not visually appealing, but still draws attention. Especially nice you can see the bridge on a ferry ride.

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    • May 19, 2018

  • DiDo Schropa

    ex-lift bridge, today instead of a small ferry.

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    • November 10, 2017

  • Martin

    A good shortcut. You save the way over Anklam. Especially for those who walk around the Lagoon it is a real alternative.

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The former bridge had a total length of 360 m, of which the still standing lifting part is 52 m. It was inserted into the old bridge in 1932-1933, so that even large ships could pass. The bridge can be seen from Weiten, an impressive technical monument for those interested.

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    • February 21, 2019

  • Mariusz

    The middle part of the old lift bridge in Karnin. From the ferry is particularly good to see

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    • December 25, 2016

  • Tommez

    The ferry from Karnin to Kamp is closing at 17:00 ...
    Beautiful old pier, due to the ancient cobblestones but a bit arduous with the bike, you will be thoroughly shaken.

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    • June 1, 2017

  • Futur377

    Ferry does not drive (anymore). Due to new editions from 2019 the operation had to be stopped.

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    • June 13, 2019

  • Gerd

    Unfortunately, I have to confirm that I no longer drive. She doesn't drive anymore - for whatever reason. Alternatively, you can take the ferry from Ückermünde to Kamminke or just take the longer route via Anklam.

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    • April 3, 2020

  • Supergirl

    Unique (?) In Germany

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    • July 20, 2020

  • tom

    Definitely worth seeing. There is an information board on the former embankment on the Usedom side. There you will find newspaper reports and information on the construction, use and destruction of the bridge.

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    • September 3, 2020

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