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“Memorial to Peace”

Peace Museum - Bridge at Remagen
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Remagen
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

Tower stairs round and round, bathrooms outside, interesting little museum, more interesting the story and to see the bridge. Simple museum that needs a little TLC but I did enjoy the history. Pretty outside on the river with cyclists wizzing by. Watch out as they will hit you, you hear a little ringing bell MOVE!

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very neat museum and good value. Lots of interesting artefacts and vintage photographs. The museum is located in one of the towers of the bridge and the steps are steep so take care as a friend injured his foot during a visit.

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Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

I had never heard about the bridge here or what had happened before coming to remagen. This is a simple little museum that tells the story and a little history of the town. Beware there are a lot of stairs up to the towers if you have problems walking but there are lots of chairs dotted about. At the top are plaques depicting wars since world war two finished. It is quite shocking.

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

If you are doing a Rhine River Tour, or a tour of Germany with a World War II theme, then the Bridge at Remagen should be high on your list. The capture of the bridge was critical to shortening the war in Europe. It is easy to see. The trains running up and down the Rhine run more or less constantly. Just hope off a train in Regmagin, Walk over to the bridge, See the museum and commemorative plagues. You can be back on another train in an hour and a half. Well worth that much time.

3  Thank Kerwin G
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

The museum is a little thin compared to the huge museums about the war in other places, but it is certainly a fair museum for its limited scope. I enjoyed the exhibits, particularly the photos of Remagen over the years and the families living there. Really the vast majority of what I liked about the museum were old photos and old newspapers. There are some actual artifacts here, in particular the shrapnel from the V2 rocket that hit near the bridge is a rare find, but not particularly visually impressive. It looks like you might expect a bit of aluminum shrapnel to look like. The bridge towers themselves are still the chief attraction in my opinion.

The prison camp for German soldiers that the allies ran in this location immediately following the war was a surprise for me to learn about.

My grandfather marched across this bridge during the ten days that it stood after being taken by allied forces. For me visiting this bridge was more about the sense of what happened here. For ten days this location was the center of world events. Efforts at reconciliation are still visible in that the bridge towers fly both American and German flags to this day.

I highly recommend crossing the Rhein on the ferry and climbing the imposing Erpeller Ley to complete the experience.

Parking was not particularly intuitive, but there is a "free parking" parking lot nearby that I think belongs to a school. I got the distinct impression that they do not want you parking in the parking lot for the grocery store further down the road.

The museum staff seems to be all volunteer and did not speak English the day I visited. The usual "multiple choice" German expressions worked fine. (Do you really need to speak the language to know what the questions are going to be at a museum ticket counter?).

The pieces of the bridge they sell are considerably more expensive now than they used to be. Originally they were $1 back in 1978, they are now 33 Euros. I suppose this is to be expected as they slowly run out of pieces to sell.

There is no bathroom as far as I could tell.

The vast majority of the museum is only accessible by stairs. The bridge towers were designed at a time when wheelchair access was clearly not a design consideration and I don't think the museum has anything close to the kind of wealth that it would take to install an elevator in these small bridge towers.

I think you can walk here from the train station pretty easily (1.2 km or 15 minutes).

2  Thank Jared J
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