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Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 24 out of 26 hikers


  • Gabriele

    When the important railway line for the Reußische Oberland was to be built, the planners encountered the usual political difficulties. Resistance came mainly from the population, as this should cede parcels. After decades of delays, a route was finally chosen that meant little political resistance, but a high technical outlay. The numerous valley slopes in the region required many tunnels, bridges and viaducts. 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. Thus, steel was chosen, which at the time was the most modern building material.
    In the fall of 1893, work started on the foundations and abutments. A year later, the viaduct was finally completed.

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  • Michael

    Must have visited.

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  • Thomas Luge

    Stunning construction

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  • Zutzel

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

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  • 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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  • Miaz 🚶‍♂️🚴‍♂️

    The bridge is absolutely worth seeing and unique in Europe (curved steel construction). We climbed there 20 years ago: D
    The Wysbug (excavation site) in the vicinity you should definitely visit, if you are ever there.

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  • Elevation440 m