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  The Bridge of Remagen - famous in WW II
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  • The Bridge of Remagen - famous in WW II - Germany
      The Bridge of Remagen - famous in WW II
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  • The Bridge of Remagen - famous in WW II - Germany
      The Bridge of Remagen - famous in WW II
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  • The Bridge of Remagen - famous in WW II - Germany
      The Bridge of Remagen - famous in WW II
    by globetrott
  • The Bridge of Remagen - famous in WW II - Germany
      The Bridge of Remagen - famous in WW II
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  • a modelof the bridge in the museum - Germany
      a modelof the bridge in the museum
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Remagen is a lovely small town in the Rhine-valley, BUT famous and well known is it mainly because of the "Bridge of Remagen" - it was the last remaining bridge over the Rhine and although Hitler tried hard to destroy it in the last moment, the American troups could use it to move forward across the Rhine in March 7th, 1945.
10 days later the bridge broke down, killing lots of people, so the many attempts by the german troops to destroy it and stop the US-army that way finally succeded .
The Friedensmuseum / Museum for peace is built inside the famous "Bridge of Remagen".That bridge was built in 1916-1918 and was called "Ludendorffbrücke" after an important German General in WW I. It became one of the most important bridges over the river Rhine with 2 high & fortified towers at each side, with windows into all directions and it was obviously from the beginning planned to have guards inside the bridge watching out for foreign troups already so shortly after the 1st World War.
Inside the Friedensmuseum you may see several exhibits about the bridge, its history, a lot of photos made by the american troops and some pics and informations about the US-camp for german War prisoners nearby.

The museum is open daily between march 5th and end of November:
10.00a.m. - 06.00p.m. BUT March,Apriland Nov.
only untill 05.00p.m.
Entrance fee is 3,50 Euros /
1 Euro for students, children and handicapped persons.

Directions: The remains of the bridge of Remagen are at the south-end of Remagen - follow the signs or walk along the river Rhine upstream !
Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1ffe4/6435/

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  • Updated Sep 12, 2008
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