Schwebefähre Osten

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  • Der Heidjer Radler

    In 1899, the Osters decided to build their transporter ferry. Securing the financing, planning and organizing the project and making steel parts in distant plants took several years. The construction, or assembly, began in the spring of 1909. In October of the same year, the transporter ferry began its service. For the place, the investment proved to be lucrative. In addition to facilitating the crossing of the river, the municipality generated considerable revenue, because the use was chargeable. After the Second World War, the number of motor vehicles increased steadily and thus the revenue.
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    • April 10, 2017

  • Der Heidjer Radler

    The oldest transporter bridge in Germany crosses the river Oste between the municipality of Osten and the city of Hemmoor (district Basbeck) and is the most striking structure in the Elbe-Weser triangle. For more than 100 years, a 38-meter high portal made of steel framework has towered over the river with a length of 80 meters.

    This masterpiece of engineering was built in 1909 by MAN (plant Gustavsburg near Mainz). The construction of a new river crossing was necessary because the railway line Harburg - Cuxhaven was opened in 1881 and operated until the construction of the Schwebefähre at the same place Prahmfähre no longer meet the growing demands in passenger and freight transport.

    The "Eiffel Tower of the North", as the transporter bridge is also called, was built so high that the many sailing ships with their tall masts that sailed the river at that time could safely pass underneath.

    The gondola is powered electrically, as it was the first day. The engine and the complete drive, which consists of four 3.70 meter wheels running on rails, are located in the top of the car.

    The transporter bridge has become the symbol of the entire region and the German ferry route and nobody can escape the fascination of this building. There are still eight ferries of this type worldwide.

    Preservationists and a citizens' initiative, which emerged in 1975, the current promotion company for the preservation of the Schweighähre Osten-Hemmoor e.V., have since prevented all plans to demolish the "Eiffel Tower of the North" and will continue to make strong for the maintenance of the transporter.
    Source: reiseland-niedersachsen.de/schwebefaehre-1

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    • April 10, 2017

  • Tleclh

    technical cultural monument, one of two floating ferries in Germany

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    • July 25, 2018

  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    A total of 8 suspension ferries from all over the world are presented here, including 2 from Germany.

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    • April 18, 2019

  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    The ferry is in operation from May and must be registered by phone. Apparently only from 10 people. Alternatively, you can also use the car bridge with a separate bike path.

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    • April 18, 2019

  • runturtle

    Time another ferry. Drives as needed.
    The place itself is really cute traditional houses.

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    • September 24, 2016

  • Hans Rehm

    Further information and ferry times at:
    schwebefaehre-osten.de

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    • August 8, 2017

  • Pamela

    At the moment the transporter bridge is to be used after repair work only limited. It will be on Friday 8.6.2018 again at the usual times, but especially for cyclists getting out on the Basbecker side is difficult. There is still a huge pile of stones.

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    • June 7, 2018

  • Wildrocker 🌍

    At about 300 meters in front of the actual suspension ferry, information boards for all suspension ferries in the world are shown on the left and right sides. Each double panel (2 monuments) has sufficient seating.

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    • May 26, 2020

  • Wildrocker 🌍

    The western jetty with dyke passage was equipped with seating and table facilities and completely rebuilt and designed (as of 05/2020)!
    In front of this dike passage an information mile of the world levitation ferries was created - worth seeing!

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    • May 26, 2020

  • JoPaPe

    This transporter bridge, one of the few that exists, was built in 1909 and has been under protection since 1974 as a cultural monument. It's a strange sight, and the technology and the construction are fascinating. The detour was worth it!

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    • September 11, 2017

  • Reini

    109 years old! Great vehicle! One in eight worldwide!

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    • September 20, 2018

  • Lemmi alias Schlumpf

    In Rendsburg there is the second transporter bridge in Germany.

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    • April 18, 2019

  • Kai Fischer

    I love this transporter bridge! Used for the 4th time today. If you get "thundered" quickly by bike, the ferry will bring you comfortably back to a tranquil world with its conservative 0.75km / h. Snacks with the ferryman is a must! Please continue east!

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    • July 31, 2020

  • JoPaPe

    A unique building and in 1909 a technical feat. Since then in operation. The good old craftsmanship has made it possible. This was used to trick the flood.

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    • September 12, 2017

  • Twents

    Pretty cool the flying carpet.
    The cafe in the town center is also highly recommended

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    • December 27, 2019

  • Heideradler

    With the transporter on tour

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    • October 20, 2014

  • Tleclh

    technical cultural monument, one of 2 Schwebefähren Germany

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    • July 25, 2018

  • Anke

    The transporter bridge is really nice to look at. Unfortunately, the restaurant, which was right on the transporter bridge and was perfect for a stopover, has now closed.

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    • June 12, 2019

  • Uli Buxbach

    These are the goals you need if you don't just want to blindly heat the area. On the contrary, the deceleration that you experience here is indescribable.

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  • Hasetaler

    The Eifelturm of the North

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    • December 31, 2019

  • Marion

    Unfortunately, the transporter ferry was out of service today, so we had to drive over this bridge and had this beautiful view.

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    • September 16, 2019

  • Marion

    The transporter was unfortunately out of order, because we had to cross this bridge and had this beautiful view.

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    • September 16, 2019

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Location: Osten, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany

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