Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 209 out of 212 hikers


  • Gabriele

    When the important railway line for the Reussian Oberland was to be built, the planners encountered the usual political difficulties. Resistance came mainly from the population, as they were supposed to cede parcels. After decades of delays, a route was finally chosen that was hardly a political resistance, but a high technical effort. Due to the numerous valley slopes in the region, many tunnels, bridges and viaducts were required. The biggest technical challenge was the Ziemestal Bridge. Because of the high transport costs to the Ziemestal, stone was out of the question as a building material. So they decided on steel, which was the most modern building material at the time.
    In the autumn of 1893, the construction of the foundations and abutments began. The viaduct was finally completed a year later.

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    • July 14, 2018

  • Al73

    From all sides absolutely worth seeing. Next to the bridge there is a small staircase - here you can climb the bridge well.

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    • July 11, 2019

  • Sven0️⃣4️⃣📍

    Hike over the tracks not so easy in the long run, but worthwhile from Ziegenrück. Nice view on site.

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    • June 15, 2020

  • Zutzel

    The Ziemstal bridge is really incredible from this perspective ....

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    • August 6, 2018

  • Matze

    The bridge is absolutely worth seeing and unique in Europe (curved steel structure). We climbed up there 30 years ago: D
    The Wysbug (archaeological site) nearby should also be visited when you are there.

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    • July 12, 2019

  • Matze

    An association offers trolley tours on the disused route. Highly recommended in this interesting area.

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    • July 12, 2020

  • FahnerHöhenRadler 🌲

    The Ziemestal bridge is really an engineering and construction-technical masterpiece! The bridge is accessible, the best way to get up is via an adventurous stone staircase (but there is a lot of gravel at the top) or via a solid forest path, you have to go under the bridge and turn left after about 300 meters. You can also continue on the rails above and then after two tunnels you will reach the Ottersmühle.

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    • September 23, 2020

  • Michael

    Must have visited.

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    • September 19, 2015

  • Thomas Luge

    Stunning construction

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    • July 28, 2016

  • Matze

    Fascinating building - and world famous! Obviously there are several highlights ...
    A narrow tramel path goes up to the left of the bridge. I would not take this path down, however, because it is very narrow and slippery. But you can also take the steel steps (but is forbidden.). If you walk up the mountain through the bridge, another path turns left after a few hundred meters and you also reach the top of the bridge. Every path has its charms.

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    • July 13, 2020

  • Nicole

    Absolutely worth seeing. You could stay there for hours.

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    • February 17, 2021

  • BinMalKürzWeg

    A trip to the Ziemestal Bridge in Thuringia is definitely worth it! It's not far to walk and the sight is definitely worth it.

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    • February 24, 2021

  • Uwe aus Jena

    can be walked and climbed
    especially impressive when you are inside

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    • March 8, 2021

  • Sebastian

    It's worth a visit!!

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    • March 30, 2021

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