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Ramagen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
 

Peace Museum Bridge at Remagen

Ludendorff Bridge

 
 
Peace Museum Bridge at Remagen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2008
1. Peace Museum Bridge at Remagen Marker
Inscription. When an advance detachment of the US 9th Armored Division reached the Rhine at Remagen on March 7th, 1945, the Americans found the Bridge undestroyed. “Cross the Rhine with dry feet…” was what they proudly wrote on the Bridge in large letters.

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

Peace Museum Bridge at Remagen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2008
2. Peace Museum Bridge at Remagen Marker
marker. In Recognition 99th Infantry Division United States Army (here, next to this marker).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, World II
 
West bank towers of Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2008
3. West bank towers of Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen
Distant shot of the West Bank Towers image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2008
4. Distant shot of the West Bank Towers
March 8, 1945 Crossing of the Ludendorff Bridge by 78th Infantry Division image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2008
5. March 8, 1945 Crossing of the Ludendorff Bridge by 78th Infantry Division
Ludendorff-Brucke Remagen image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 2, 2008
6. Ludendorff-Brucke Remagen
Constructed for war, destroyed in war, the towers shall always remain. Here fought the soldiers of two great nations. Here died the heroes from near and far.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 16, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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