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Rendsburg Transporter Bridge (Schwebefaehre)

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Address: Am Kreishafen, 24107 Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Phone Number: +49(0)4331 21120
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Really nice experience to travel with this unique vehicle. The bridge is also nice to admire being the landmark of the city of Rendsburg. Nearby is a restaurant where you can have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really nice experience to travel with this unique vehicle. The bridge is also nice to admire being the landmark of the city of Rendsburg. Nearby is a restaurant where you can have something to drink or to eat while you admire the ships crossing the channel.

Thank Mihai B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Well, first thing is that the Transporter Bridge was closed, which it apparently is every summer. The museum is basically just a room, so that was poor. But it is the only Transporter Bridge out of 8 remaining in the world that is still in operation (when not closed ;-)). Nice on a sunny day!

Thank Christoffersen
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It´s a nice little ferry crossing, the kids find it exciting, and there is a nice part of the German countryside on each side of the river bank after disembarking (Can one call it that on a ferry who is not in the water, but hanging in wires? :-)) The best of it all, it´s free of charge, just get... More 

Thank Ketil67
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Strange feeling - crossing the river with our car in a ferry that does not touch the water! And then it is even for free!

Thank DK_Lars
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a unique way to cross the Nord-Ostsee Kanal. Under one of the highest bridges in Europe is a transporter ferry which takes four cars and as many cyclists and pedestrians as will fit on it every 15 minutes from 5am to 10pm. As it replaces a local road that existed before the High Bridge was built for the... More 

Thank Janekdownunder
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Schwebefaehre is a unique way of crossing the canal. Until I visited Rendsburg first in 1989, I had never heard of such a thing as this. A ferry suspended on cables carrying passengers and vehicles across the canal. It just celebrated it's 100th year of operation and is worth a trip to see this marvel

Thank Howie G
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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155 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

When I arrived to Rendsberg from Hamburg via train, I was on this bridge. I will say reasonably high to give a nice city view. Later I realized that it has this special facility and is transporter bridge letting people and vehicle cross the canal. Which you will see deep and quite occassionally a container ship will pass. Nice view... More 

Thank saif_al_din_Kuwait
Highland Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you happen to be in Rendsburg, this is something to do. We were lucky and did not have to wait long to cross on the bridge. It allows just four cars at a time.

Thank Beth K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

100 years old in September 2013. A great structure that could be seen as an equal to the Eiffel Tower. It spans the Kiel Canal at Rendsburg carrying the railway on top and a travelling vehicle carrier below. A special experience of times past and today a good way to cross the canal avoiding the current traffic chaos on the... More 

Thank KiwiRJ
Gothenburg, Sweden
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

It is a bit hard to see it when it takes the way up all the way over the Nord Ostsee kanal, but it is an impressing bridge

Thank NilsW

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