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Remscheid, Muengsten Bridge, Germarny - 18th July 2010

By: olgamaus

Hi Mummy,
we took a walk today to see Germany's highest railway bridge - Muengsten Bridge.

Muengsten Bridge is connecting the cities of Remscheid and Solingen. It overspans the valley of the river Wupper. To walk to the valley took us about an hour. We walked along some pretty rural areas.



Here you can already see the railway track, leading to Muengsten Bridge. You can see it in the background of the photo.


We walked along this nice and shady path, meadows on the left side, the railway track in a hollow on the right side.


We had to walk really close to the railway track for a moment. The bridge is beginning after a few meters.


Our path led us underneath the tracks, to the upper foundation of the bridge. We had a fantastic view across the valley from here.


Have a look at the shadow of the bridge on the other side of the valley!


We walked and walked and saw this nice outlook pavilion.



What do you think what I saw from here? Muengsten Bridge! Katja told us that this would be our last chance to take a photo which is showing the whole bridge. From the bottom of the valley it is nearly impossible to take a good shot.


Muengsten Bridge is made of steel. It is 107 m high and spans the valley of river Wupper, which is marking the border between Remscheid and the neighbour town Solingen.

The bridge is 465 m long and was completed in 1897 A.D.

We had to walk downhill than until we reached the bottom of the valley. I rested on this stone in a small creek for a while, cooling down my feet.


Finally we reached the bottom of the valley. A leisure park was built in 2006. A lot of people enjoyed the sun.


This is river Wupper, a really shallow river after some weeks with nearly no rainfall.


We went home by bus than.


* Posted Jul 18, 2010, 9:44 pm Last edited Jul 18, 2010, 9:59 pm by olgamaus [Quote] Go to the top of the page


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