Peace Museum Bridge at Remagen
American General Dwight D. Eisenhower is quoted as having said the Bridge was worth its weight in gold—Hitler, furious, suspected sabotage and had five of his officers sentenced to death by a kangaroo court. Ten days later, the bridge collapsed, heavily damaged as a result of numerous attempts to destroy it by artillery, bombs and rockets.
On the one hand, it is a local museum, telling of everyday life, fame and the trauma of a town along the Rhine—on the other hand, the museum in the towers puts into perspective the complex world history aspect of the Bridge. Above all, however, the towers are silent witnesses of the war and a memorial to peace—a theme which extends throughout the Museum.
Location. 50° 34.687′ N, 7° 14.644′ E. Marker is in Ramagen, Rheinland-Pfalz. Marker is on An der Alten Rheimbrucke. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ramagen, Rheinland-Pfalz 53424, Germany.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 337 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 16, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.