Remagen germany map. Germany is bordered by the baltic and north sea denmark to the north poland and the czech republic to the east austria and switzerland to the south and france luxembourg belgium and the netherlands to the west. Rhin in french and rijn in dutch. The events leading up to the capture of the ludendorff bridge at remagen in march 1945 and the fierce fighting and unconventional german. Remagen is a town in germany in the land rhineland palatinate in the district of ahrweiler.
Rhine in english rhein in german. We went to our first christmas market in 2010 and went to hamburg what a wonderful experience. The battle of remagen during the allied invasion of germany resulted in the unexpected capture of the ludendorff bridge over the rhine and shortened world war ii in europe. Discover the christmas markets of the rhinelands from remagen.
D day was the catalyst for victory for the allied forces and the liberation of western europe from german occupation. The atmosphere was wonderful and felt really festive. The rhine one river in four languages. Commemorate operation overlord on this 11 night cruisetour as you journey from london to the maritime city of portsmouth before boarding your ship in paris.
It is about a one hour drive from cologne just south of bonn the former west german capital. Ww2dbase on 24 mar churchill crossed the rhine river in an lcm landing craft mechanized setting foot on the eastern bank of the river symbolizing the crossing of the top british political leader over the traditional border of germany that no foreign army had crossed in 140 years.