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Blaues Wunder

Blaues Wunder

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  • jour-reveur

    The only bridge in Dresden that survived the Second World War and has not been rebuilt or rebuilt to this day. It was opened on July 15, 1893. It looks like a suspension bridge, but it's actually a cantilever bridge.

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    • May 12, 2015

  • Matzel

    Designers of the new Elbbrücke were the engineer Prof. dr. Claus Köpcke and construction inspector Hans Manfred Krüger, who erected a suspension bridge suspended on two pylons without a pylori, thus creating one of the first bridge constructions of this type in Europe. Because of the bold construction and the blue-green paint, the new Elbbrücke was popularly known as the "Blue Wonder".

    After a successful stress test with three steam rollers, three tram lorries loaded with stones and heavy water tank cars, the responsible experts were able to remove the structure. Even a rifle company of the Saxon army was marched in lockstep across the bridge to measure any subsidence or displacement. Officially, the bridge, which was handed over to public traffic on July 15, 1893, was given the name King Albert Bridge, which was changed to Loschwitz Bridge in 1921 following the incorporation of both towns. With the completion of the construction of the already to Blasewitz electric tram to the Körnerplatz and was later extended to Pillnitz. Not only the tram passengers, but all users of the bridge had to build bridge toll in the first years, for which toll booths developed at both ends. It was only in 1921, this obligation bridge fees, which temporarily brought up to 100,000 marks a year, repealed. For vehicles, it even ended only on 1 June 1924. The two customs houses on the bridgeheads fell victim to the 1935 reconstruction.

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    dresdner-stadtteile.de/Nordost/Loschwitz/Blaues_Wunder/blaues_wunder.html

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    • March 14, 2017

  • Wieby 🚲 🥾 🎒 🧗🏼‍♀️

    Blue Wonder is the unofficial name of the Loschwitz Bridge.

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    • August 11, 2020

  • Annett

    The blue wonder, beautiful bridge that is just getting its light blue color back.

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    • February 23, 2020

  • Randonneur de Saxe

    Big sister of the "Little Blue Wonder" at the entrance to the port of Dresden.

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Peter W. Janakiew

    Wonderful bridge over the Elbe, it is to be hoped that it will be car-free one day.

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    • February 26, 2021

  • Andi

    Because of their scenic beauty and the wonderful view far into the Elbe valley, the Loschwitz Elbe slopes have always been one of the preferred residential areas in the city. The steel framework construction between Loschwitz and Blasewitz, which was erected between Loschwitz and Blasewitz between 1891 and 1893, was considered a technical marvel at the time. It owes its name to the Blue Wonder, but is officially called the Loschwitz Bridge. Experts have been discussing the future of the building for years. It is currently assumed that it will be used until at least 2030.
    Two mountain railways start from Körnerplatz.
    Source: dresden.de/de/tourismus/sehen/sehenswuerdigungen/stadtgebiet/blaues-wunder-und-bergbahnen.php

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    • August 9, 2021

  • Thomas 🖤💚

    Blue Wonder is the unofficial name of the Loschwitzer Bridge, one of the bridges over the Elbe in Dresden. It connects the districts of Blasewitz on the left bank and Loschwitz on the right bank.

    The bridge was completed in 1893 as the fifth Elbe bridge in the Dresden area (today the top one in the city area) and is considered a landmark of the city.

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    • April 14, 2022

  • Franka

    From the blue wonder, the view to the television tower is simply awesome.

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    • July 7, 2021

  • Stephanie

    A very nice bridge that crosses the Elbe. It is the only bridge that was not destroyed in the war. Definitely worth seeing.

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    • November 9, 2021

  • . 🤸‍♀️ ŕ𝓸м𝐲 🤸‍♀️ .

    The blue wonder (Loschwitz Bridge) should be seen when visiting Dresden. New paint was applied this year and it shines in new splendor.

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    • December 17, 2020

  • Annett

    Beautiful bridge that is currently getting its light blue color back.

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    • February 23, 2020

  • Bettina

    If you visit Dresden, you should definitely go to the blue wonder.

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Galo025

    I think it's a nice bridge that leads over the Elbe.

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Ramón

    Busy square with many cafes and other possibilities to stop. Great ice cream on Schillerplatz with beer garden and view of the Elbe.

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    • February 9, 2019

  • Kai-Uwe

    A photo of the Blue Wonder belongs in every family album

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    • December 4, 2019

  • Franka

    The blue wonder, a landmark of Dresden.

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    • March 14, 2021

  • Carsten

    Technical monument - you have to know!

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    • April 10, 2021

  • Hannah

    A round that is always worthwhile and leads to a beautiful little baroque church with a beautiful organ and has a very nice location within Loschwitz. This church not only has a special color but is also equipped with a special type of plaster - the stipple plaster. This is also being restored at the moment.

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    • January 2, 2022

  • Georg

    An absolute highlight in Dresden and the surrounding area is perfect for a break.

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    • December 7, 2019

  • OnkelRene 🌲🤷‍♂️🥾👨‍🦱⛰

    One of the landmarks of Dresden.

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    • March 5, 2021

  • Annett

    The blue wonder, beautiful bridge that is just getting its light blue color back.

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    • February 23, 2020

  • Uwe H.

    Unfortunately the blue has given way to gray, but the bridge is still beautiful.

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    • September 9, 2021


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