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Rendsburg Transporter Bridge (Schwebefaehre)

Am Kreishafen, 24107 Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
+49 4331 21120
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a "proper" transporter bridge - i.e. with a proper bridge!

Rendsburg's most famous landmark, the 42m high railway bridge, and its suspended ferry. Sadly the... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
c b
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Waterless ferry!

Fascinating! A ferry that never touches water! It is suspended by cables hanging from the bridge... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
Hannover, Germany
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Am Kreishafen, 24107 Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
+49 4331 21120
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Rendsburg's most famous landmark, the 42m high railway bridge, and its suspended ferry. Sadly the ferry had a collision with a ship in the Kiel Canal in January 2016, so it's currently dismantled and to be rebuilt.

Thank c b
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Fascinating! A ferry that never touches water! It is suspended by cables hanging from the bridge above. Very unusual. The ferry is small, but wide enough to take a few cars the quick trip across the Nord-Ostsee canal single-file. The canal is a major one,...More

2  Thank BruceWhitehill
Reviewed 17 June 2016

The bridge was damaged more than a year ago and there does not seem to be any effort to repair it. It is no longer functioning.

Thank Don R
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank Mihai B
Reviewed 2 September 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...More

Thank Christoffersen
Reviewed 11 July 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...More

Thank Ketil67
Reviewed 7 June 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
Reviewed 9 May 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...More

Thank Janekdownunder
Reviewed 26 December 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...More

Thank Howie G
Reviewed 22 September 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....More

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Howie G
28 November 2016|
Response from Don R | Reviewed this property |
As I understand it, they do plan to eventually repair the bridge/ ferry but it is not a priority and the lander ( state) of Schleswig Hostein is not exactly flush with excess funds