Am Rhein

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Recommended by 420 out of 461 cyclists

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  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    On the Rhine in Cologne at the old Rheinauhafen with its imposing warehouses and loading cranes.

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    • September 21, 2017

  • B&U

    The historic harbor cranes at the Rheinauhafen are among the last technical certificates of the former goods handling center of an up-and-coming trading metropolis. Today they are listed as historical monuments. However, only six of the formerly more than 35 former cranes have been preserved. When it opened in 1898, the port had 22 cranes, 16 of which were hydraulically operated mobile gantry cranes and six were basement cranes with a lifting capacity of 1.5 to 5 tonnes. Hydraulics was still the dominant driving force in the mid-19th century. Only around 1890 came the drive with electric motors. In Cologne, however, they did not want to rely entirely on the new technology and therefore combined both systems. This is how the power house was built, which contained electronically driven pumps. These pumps generated pressurized water, which was distributed through walk-in channels throughout the port, thus powering the cranes and elevators. Later, more electric and steam cranes were added. Of the six harbor cranes received, all but one of them date from before the Second World War, which is a small miracle for the severely war-torn city of Cologne.Source: kuladig.de/Objektansicht/O-71105-20130805-2

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    • October 15, 2017

  • Ph!l

    Cool designed Rhine promenade directly in the city.

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    • October 17, 2017

  • Topsi

    Old harbor crane not far from the modern residential houses of the same name.

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    • August 1, 2017

  • Sebastian

    Very nice section on the Rhine, Urban - thanks to the new trendy district with the expensive apartments. Lots to see, good to drive.

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    • July 1, 2018

  • Burkhard Reher

    Nice, that here old cranes were restored and integrated into the cityscape.

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    • August 10, 2018

  • Sassion

    There is also a skate park and two volleyball courts

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    • October 7, 2018

  • Markus

    Well-developed section on the Rhine. Here it is good to drive. On weekends, however, it can get crowded here.

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    • May 28, 2019

  • Hedy

    Here you will find in front of the old town of Cologne still gastronomy

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    • June 8, 2019

  • Markus aka Grunemer

    Everything was beautifully designed

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    • September 1, 2017

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Location: Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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