Remagen on The Rhine :
Remagen is a town made famous by its bridge – which since World War II has been commonly referred to as The Bridge at Remagen. The bridge was originally built during World War I and was named the Ludendorffbrücke after General Ludendorff.
Remagen is in the district of Ahrweiler in the Rhineland-Palatinate region and is situated on the Rhine River. On a Rhine River cruise, you will see the Remagen river stop and the remaining bridge towers. There is a ferry across the Rhine from Remagen every 10 – 15 minutes in the summer.
Apart from the Remagen Bridge towers which now house the Friedensmuseum or Peace Museum, Remagen has many beautiful and well-maintained buildings, churches, castles, and monuments. Its pedestrian zone has plenty of shops and from the 19th century Rathaus to the neo-Gothic Apollinaris Church, there is lot to see in this town.
The Rhineland-Palatinate region enjoys many events, markets and festivals and Remagen itself has an annual fabric market, spring festivals, live art market as well as food and wine festivals. There’s a weekly town market where you can buy freshly made French pastries, cheeses, fresh eggs and poultry, fish, organic fruit and vegetable and Guido’s Flower Corner has pot plants and flowers. Remagen also has an annual traditional Christmas Market in December.
For those seeking active holidays, special interest walks, trail hiking, cycling and Nordic walking are some of the leisure pursuits in the region.
Remagen is about an hour’s drive from Cologne (Köln), just south of Bonn. From the north and south the A 61 will take you to the Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler junction. Leave the motorway at this junction and follow the signs to Remagen.
Remagen’s train station is large considering its population size. This is mainly because the Ahr Valley line branches off here serving not only the Ahr Valley but also commuters from the Eifel region. Remagen station is frequently used as the interchange station by people wishing to get to the large Rhine valley cities of Bonn, Cologne and Koblenz.