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Friedensmuseum Brücke von Remagen

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  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    The Ludendorff Bridge, known as the so-called Remagen Bridge, was a railway bridge across the Rhine between Remagen and Erpel. It was built in the First World War for military reasons and named after General Erich Ludendorff. In the final phase of the Second World War, it represented the first Allied crossing over the Rhine. On March 17, 1945, it collapsed. It gained notoriety through the American war movie The Bridge of Remagen in 1969.
    During the retreat of Army Group B under Field Marshal Walter Model on the right side of the Rhine in 1945, all the Rhine bridges were to be blown up according to the will of the Wehrmacht leadership. However, the Ludendorff Bridge used less (300 kg instead of 600 kg) and less effective explosive (Donarit instead of dynamite) than planned. During the demolition, the bridge was briefly lifted from its camps, but not destroyed, which made it possible for the Allied troops in the episode to cross the Rhine at this point and accelerate their advance into the "heart of Germany". The German side tried in vain to destroy the bridge. This finally collapsed on March 17, probably due to the failed blast and combat of the previous days. Hitler had several officers, who were held responsible for the destruction that had not occurred, sentenced and shot by a court of law.
    After 1945, there were plans by the Federal Railways to rebuild the bridge. Concrete cost planning was set up for this purpose. Only with the electrification of the left and right Rhine line these plans were dropped and as a result, the hitherto kept supply tracks were abandoned in Remagen and Drael. The bridge's mainstays were eventually removed from the riverbed in the 1970s. All that remains today are the bridge towers on both sides and parts of the access ramp. They stand as well as the Erpeler railway tunnel under monument protection. [1] [2]

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  • Radweg Deutsche Einheit

    A former railway bridge, which was built in the First World War for military reasons. The bridge was severely damaged during World War II and the plans to rebuild it were never carried out. Both towers still remain as a memory and are listed as historical monuments. In the Friedensmuseum Brücke von Remagen visitors learn about the prisoner of war camp. There are also regular events.
    Right on the bike path.
    Opening hours from March to November daily from 10am to 5pm and on request

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  • det801

    The remains of the bridge are cultural monument.

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  • Shak

    The bridge of Remagen is worth seeing on both shores. The west bank with its peace museum and the east bank with its theater in the tunnel.

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  • Bernd

    The bridge of Remagen has great historical significance. By the conquest of the bridge in March 1945 by American units, the World War II shortened decisively and thus prevented an atomic bombing of the Americans over Germany which was then dropped over Japan in August.

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  • Bernd

    The museum gives a historical retrospective into the moving historical significance of the bridge, especially at the end of World War II.

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  • TinkaBell

    Is part of German history.
    Historians are of the opinion that the Americans crossing the Rhine in March 1945 across the bridge, whose towers are still visible today, led decisively to a faster end to the Second World War. Thousands of people were saved from further bombing.
    On the right bank of the Rhine, and thus in Erpel, one can at times, during the theater in the tunnel, become an observer of this historical event.
    ad-erpelle.de/theater_im_tunnel.htm

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  • Harald 😎

    Great view of the fragments of the bridge destroyed in World War II.

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  • det801

    The historic remains of the bridge of Remagen

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  • det801

    Here are the remains of the bridge of Remagen

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  • ҉ B҉M҉C҉R҉A҉C҉I҉N҉G҉

    A piece of history to touch.

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  • Markus aka Grunemer

    Not only worth a visit for children

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  • Ph!l

    Historical monument with museums.

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  • Jan

    Very nice

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  • B@

    is and remains history-rich.

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  • B@

    is and remains history-rich.

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  • B@

    is and remains history-rich.

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  • B@

    is and remains history-rich.

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  • Torsten - ADFC

    A very historical monument right on the Rhine. The Peace Museum is always worth a visit.

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  • Torsten - ADFC

    The bridge towers have historical background, one should have seen and photographed above all.

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  • happy_sonnenschein

    The bridge of Remagen was built during the First World War.
    In the bridge towers on the Remagen side is the Peace Museum an exhibition tells the story of the bridge.

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  • Wladimir Enns

    History of Germany.
    The bridge of Remagen!

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  • Torsten - ADFC

    Remagen has a very nice old town

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  • Roman

    Wikipedia knows:

    In the final phase of the Second World War, it was the first Allied crossing over the Rhine. On March 17, 1945, she collapsed. It gained particular prominence through the 1969 US war movie The Bridge of Remagen. During the retreat of Army Group B under Field Marshal Walter Model on the right side of the Rhine in 1945, all the Rhine bridges were to be blown up according to the will of the Wehrmacht leadership. In the case of the Ludendorff Bridge, however, less (300 kg instead of 600 kg) and less effective explosive (donarite instead of dynamite) was used than planned. During the demolition, the bridge was briefly lifted from its camps, but not destroyed, which it was possible for Western Allied troops in the sequence to cross the Rhine at this point and accelerate their advance toward the Ruhr area. Wehrmacht soldiers tried in vain to destroy the bridge in the days after the conquest. This finally collapsed on March 17, probably due to the failed demolition and fighting of the previous days. Hitler had several officers, who were held responsible for the failure to destroy, sentenced by a jail and shoot.

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  • Elevation100 m