Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The Fehmarnsund Bridge connects the mainland with the island of Fehmarn. Due to its unusual construction, it is nicknamed the coat hanger.
Cars and trains are currently still running there, but they will soon have a tunnel. The bridge will then be reserved for pedestrians, cyclists and slow traffic such as tractors and combine harvesters. Even today, crossing the bridge is a great experience and you can look forward to the coming, car-free times.
March 17, 2020
The Fehmarnsund Bridge, also known as the largest hanger in the world, is not only a milestone of each stage and architecturally valuable, but also a special highlight with the bike. The narrow path makes you feel the bridge more intense and at higher wind speeds you can feel how this colossus moves easily. Be sure to use the chance to get off and take some photos.
June 17, 2018
Unfortunately, the bridge is dilapidated - but just because of the great views, the crossing is definitely worth it.
Fehmarnsundbrücke ... or "the largest coat hanger in the world"!
The Fehmarnsund Bridge looks like a long coat hanger. Since the opening ceremony on April 30, 1963, it has connected the island of Fehmarn with the mainland.
The bridge is 963 meters long and 21 meters wide. Its headroom is 23 meters, the crown height of the arch is 69 meters above sea level.
It offers space for a two-lane roadway, a sidewalk and the railroad.
In the meantime, the bridge has become a landmark of Schleswig-Holstein and has been a listed building since 1998.
For many vacationers, painters and photographers, the imposing building is a popular motif - the Fehmarnsund Bridge should not be missing in any photo album after a holiday on the island!
The Fehmarnsund Bridge is toll-free: You can get to and from Fehmarn Island without a stopover and extra costs.
Strong wind can cause a forced break: "Fehmarnsund bridge blocked for cars with trailers and empty trucks!"
Most drivers will have heard this message on the traffic radio before when they were driving in the north. Due to the length of the bridge and the flat surroundings, the wind has a clear path, in strong winds and storms a danger for vehicles.
A weather station on the island of Fehmarn measures wind strength and direction. In the case of side winds with a strength of around eight Beaufort (from approx. 17 meters per second), the Fehmarnsund Bridge is blocked for cars with trailers and empty trucks, and is completely blocked in the event of a storm.
Corresponding traffic signs indicate partial or full closure. The drivers have to wait with their vehicles in special parking lots on both sides of the bridge until the wind has died down and the bridge is released again.
October 16, 2018
The bridge is to be driven. The ascent on both shores is on the west side over a fairly narrow ramp. Beware of oncoming traffic with other cyclists or pedestrians. On top of the bridge you have to be careful with strong wind, you can feel it very clearly at the top. The view is terrific.
June 10, 2018
Today I cycled again with my two boys and my better half of Heiligenhafen over the Fehmarnsund Bridge. It was a great highlight of our holiday today with the best weather. We have u.a. visited the submarine at Burgstake and the island's capital Burg. BOTH IS A VISIT VALUE!
July 23, 2018
Since its commissioning on April 30, 1963, the Fehmarnsund Bridge connects the south of the island with the mainland of Schleswig-Holstein. Popularly known as the "hanger", it has since replaced the ferry service between Großenbroderfähre and Fehmarnsund and has been a listed building since 1999. The 963-meter-long combined road and rail bridge crosses the 1,300-meter wide Fehmarn Sound and has a clear height of 23 meters above the mean water. For the shipping traffic it offers a passage of 240 meters width and a passage height of 23m above sea level. The steel structure is 21 meters wide, of which 6 meters are used by the Deutsche Bahn. 248 meters is the span of the arch, which has its highest point 45 meters above the roadway. The arch is about 268.5 meters long.
June 2, 2018
The crossing of the bridge you have to treat yourself. The view from up here is just fantastic. The bridge is 963 meters long and 21 meters wide. Its headroom is 23 meters, the apex of the arch is 69 meters above sea level.
It offers space for a two-lane carriageway, a sidewalk and the railway. Meanwhile, the bridge has become a landmark of Schleswig-Holstein and has been a listed building since 1998. In the land-side approach to the Fehmarnsund bridge were at the time of the Cold War as prepared barriers six explosive shafts in the carriageway, whose position is still recognizable by six square asphalt patches. In Heinrichsruh is about one kilometer away the associated Sperrmittelhaus.
June 3, 2018
From Heiligenhafen a really nice bike ride. But beware. The small iron gate through which one first comes to the bridge is easy to miss. The resulting further way under the bridge is only by returning on the same route, and that is not the best to make up for.
July 6, 2018
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