Railway Tunnel T.

The Tesch Tunnel (also Tunnel Tesche) is a 523 m long disused and listed railroad tunnel in the German city of Wuppertal. Its name refers to the name of the area Tesche, which is shortened by apocope in the composite name commonly used in written records.

It is located between Dornap-Hahnenfurth station and the Wuppertal-Lüntenbeck stop on the line of the "Wuppertaler Nordbahn", which opened in 1879 and has since been decommissioned.

It is one of seven tunnels on the section of line between Mettmann and Gevelsberg West station.

Disused Railway Tunnel Tesche in Germany

The Tesch Tunnel was prevented from being reused in the same way as the other tunnels on this route by the Nordbahntrasse - even though it could have provided a direct connection to the Niederbergbahn panoramic cycle path - because it serves as a winter habitat for protected bat species. The portals were secured accordingly.

The tunnel was built in the years 1877-79 according to plans by the building council Alexander Menne, and both portals have been protected as architectural monuments since 1992. While the eastern tunnel portal is a simple staircase made of quarry stone, the trapezoidal western portal, which is reminiscent of ancient Egyptian models, was designed more elaborately. A rectangular recess in the wall between the supporting arch and the surrounding cornice is filled by an arched frieze.

Source: Wikipedia


Visited: August 2, 2020

Location: Wuppertal, Germany

Status: Disused/listed

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