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Recommended by 1906 out of 2002 cyclists


  • Martin Donat

    At the entrance to the Hoheward heap, you will be greeted by a dragon: its steel head rises 18 meters and the bridge railing rests against the ribs of the fire breather. 198 tons of steel are said to have gone down for the construction. A cool bridge in any case.

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    • January 27, 2019

  • Butendorf..............(wenn der Ehrgeiz nicht schmerzt, hast Du keinen).

    The Dragon Bridge is one of the many attractions on the Halde Hoheward in Recklinghausen Herten. The heap offers around the heap whether on foot or by bike many viewpoints.

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    • September 20, 2015

  • Jowes

    Beautiful bridge with creative design

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    • March 26, 2017

  • Gregor

    The Dragon Bridge is not the main access to the heap, but by far the most interesting and beautiful.
    The curved structure flows into a dragon's head looking at the visitors to the bridge.

    The only criticism is the, in wet, a bit slippery surface.

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    • October 10, 2018

  • schluender

    Absolutely worth seeing and the gate to the Hoheward heap

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    • May 4, 2017

  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    The way to the dump Hoheward, I find a successful bridge

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    • February 26, 2015

  • Atze (Roland H.)

    A really nice bridge where the designers have surpassed themselves.
    Unfortunately disfigured by some "free spirits" with spray cans, eddings and stickers.

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    • July 16, 2019

  • Jowes

    Great idea for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge

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    • March 26, 2017

  • RAdler07

    Some of the pictures are really good.
    Great when the dragon is looking through the trees or the black and white studies have something sublime.

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    • June 9, 2017

  • Golden Lady

    The Dragon Bridge is already a very unusual and impressive bridge, which immediately catches your eye.

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    • July 2, 2019

  • Günther

    The dump Hoheward is a mining dump in the Ruhr area. It originated from the foundations of the Ewald colliery and the General Blumenthal colliery.
    Located between the cities of Herten and Recklinghausen.
    Together with the Halde Hopfenbruch it forms the largest heap landscape of the Ruhr area.

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    • April 13, 2016

  • Markus

    Artfully designed bridge as a transition from the heap Hoheward to Recklinghausen. The look is based on a dragon, hence the name "Dragon Bridge". Only for pedestrians and cyclists to use - no cars. From there you can continue the bike path to Recklinghausen. In the other direction you can either use the balcony promenade of the heap which leads you completely around the heap at half height, or you can dare the ascent to the very top.

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    • October 21, 2019

  • Florian Stehr

    Very cool

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    • March 12, 2017

  • ᒍÖᖇᘜ ᗩᗪᒪᗴᖇ

    The dragon bridge leads directly to the Hohewart dump. Nice to look at

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    • April 4, 2020

  • RadlerJan

    Ingenious bridge from Hochlarmark to Halde Hohewart.
    Very nice access from the remarkable Recklinghausen II mine, shaft 4.
    The Hohewart stockpile has much more interesting highlights to offer.
    More information:

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    • April 10, 2020

  • Gregor

    The "Drachenbrücke" access is by far the most spectacular entry into the circular route in the Halde.
    Due to the lack of parking spaces at this entrance, it is rather quiet.

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    • June 14, 2019

  • det801

    Great foot and bike bridge to the heap

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    • May 13, 2017

  • Bogi

    The Drachenbrücke was built in 2008 and has since connected the Hochlarmark district park with the Hoheward stockpile. At present (05.2020) there are complex renovation works on the foundations of the bridge, but it is still accessible.

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    • May 22, 2020

  • Mike

    Great sight on the Hoheward stockpile.

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Wanderknabe1983

    Great bridge on the south side of the heap

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    • December 22, 2019

  • Klaus

    The dragon bridge is simply worth seeing. First a visit to the dump and then down to the kite

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    • April 21, 2021

  • Thorsten G

    the dragon bridge at the Hoheward heap

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    • October 27, 2019

  • Bernd Busch

    Great idea, someone has really thought about this and it has been implemented well. There should be a lot more of that

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    • April 30, 2021

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