Bike Touring Highlight
The Müngstener Brücke is truly an impressive structure. It is 465 meters long and leads 107 meters above the valley and the bridge park. The bridge park is just as worthwhile and offers many opportunities such as hiking, mountain biking, stopping off, relaxing and simply enjoying the beautiful landscape.
September 21, 2020
Preparatory work on the construction site began in 1893, and the railway bridge was then completed in 1897 as a steel structure by the MAN Gustavsburg plant. The first drafts for an arch bridge at this point between the two cities go back to 1889. The six scaffolding pillars have a maximum height of 69 m. The central opening of the superstructure, which spans the valley floor, has an average span of 170 m. The total length of the steel structure is 465 m. A total of 5,000 t of steel profiles were used and 950,000 rivets were knocked down.
May 10, 2015
The Müngstener Brücke juts out from a distance between the treetops and bushes. When you stand or lie under it in the bridge park, you only notice how impressive this building from the late 19th century actually is. An ideal place to relax, take a break during a tour or cool off in summer.
You can also easily spend a whole day here and hike along the banks of the Wupper, e.g. to the transporter ferry. On site, the "Haus Müngsten" offers upscale gastronomy such as multi-course menus, à la carte and brunch. There is also a bistro on site, which is open on weekends in summer. My personal tip: just pack a blanket and picnic basket for a meal in the open air.
A lot of good information (about opening times and events) can also be found here:
February 11, 2016
Of course, the Müngsten Bridge is a highlight and gets the right contribution here. Currently it is completely modernized by the railway and is therefore scaffolded. In addition, the application is on the World Heritage List. And if that does not happen then it will not hurt. It is a monument either way and just as a small cyclist driving an experience under it. Another recommendation is the Dierichstempel on the other side of the bridge park on top of the mountain. Great view and a real sporting challenge.
August 26, 2018
... I've already wandered through ... very impressive.The Müngstener Brücke is the highest railway bridge in Germany and crosses the Wupper valley between Remscheid and Solingen. It leads at a height of approx. 107 meters above the valley floor (maximum 205 meters above sea level) over the city limits and is a unique structure. The total length is approx. 465 meters. The overpass, which was opened in 1897 after three years of construction and initially named Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge after the first German Kaiser Wilhelm I, is a steel framework construction with a central parabolic arch. The architect was Anton von Rieppel. It is used exclusively for rail traffic on the S-Bahn line between Wuppertal and Solingen. Today it is named after the former Müngsten settlement. The river has already crossed the city of Wuppertal at this point and will flow into the Rhine near Leverkusen.The Müngsten Bridge Park extends under the structure on the banks of the Wupper. In addition to an inn, it offers some leisure facilities, lawns and lots of information about the bridge and its myths and legends - from the last golden rivet to the architect's alleged suicide due to an alleged miscalculation in the planning. Hiking trails continue to Schloss Burg through the forests of the Bergisches Land. Not far from the bridge, the nature reserves "Valley and slope areas of the Wupper" and "Wupper slopes south of Müngsten" extend on one side of the Wupper. At the southern end of the park, the river can be crossed using a transporter ferry, which the passengers have to drive mechanically like a trolley. The Diederichstempel, which was built in 1901 and allows a view of the bridge “at eye level”, is located above the slope on Remscheider Ufer.ruhrgebiet-industriekultur.de/muengsten.html
October 16, 2018
The Müngstener Brücke (formerly Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke) is the highest railway bridge in Germany. It spans the valley of the Wupper at a height of 107 meters between the cities of Remscheid and Solingen in the immediate vicinity of the Solingen-Schaberg stop. Wikipedia
March 20, 2020
Of course, the Müngsten Bridge is a highlight and gets the right contribution here. Currently it is completely modernized by the railway and is therefore scaffolded. In addition, the application is on the World Heritage List. And if that does not happen then it will not hurt. It is a monument either way and just as a small cyclist an experience under it drive z u.
July 2, 2018
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