Bundesstrasse 55

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Bundesstrasse 55 in Germany
Bundesstrasse 55
Course of the B 55
Basic data
Operator: GermanyGermany Federal Republic of Germany
Start of the street: Jülich
( 50 ° 58 ′  N , 6 ° 22 ′  E )
End of street: Rheda-Wiedenbrück
( 51 ° 49 ′  N , 8 ° 19 ′  E )
Overall length: 213 km

State :

Development condition: two-lane
Aachener Str. Koeln.jpg
Bundesstrasse 55 as Aachener Strasse in Cologne
Course of the road
State of North Rhine-Westphalia
District of Düren
Junction (8th)  Jülich EastA44
Motorway junction Mersch L 241
Motorway junction Welldorf L 213  L 264
Motorway junction Rödingen L 12
Rhein-Erft district
Motorway junction Oberembt L 278
Motorway junction Niederembt L 277
Motorway junction Elsdorf
Motorway junction Elsdorf-East
Motorway junction Grouven B477
Template: AB / Maintenance / Empty replaced by B477
Autobahn beginning replaced by A61 A4 E40 A1 E31
Independent city of Cologne
Locality beginning Beginning of  Cologne
Junction (103)  Cologne-Lövenich L 361A1 
Locality Cologne-Junkersdorf
Locality Cologne-Müngersdorf L 34
Locality Cologne-Braunsfeld
Locality Cologne-Lindenthal
crossing Inner Kanalstrasse L 100B264 
bridge Left Rhine route
Locality Cologne-Neustadt-Süd B9 B265 B51
flow Rhine ( Severinsbrücke 691 m)
Locality Cologne-Deutz A559
bridge Right stretch of the Rhine
Locality Cologne-Kalk L 284B55a 
tunnel Freight station Cologne-Kalk Nord
Locality Cologne-Höhenberg B8
Locality Cologne-Merheim L 286n
Locality Cologne-Brück L 73
Village end End of Cologne
Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
Junction (18)  Refrath A4 E40
Autobahn beginning replaced by A4 E40
Start of expressway Beginning of the motor road
node (26)  Reichshof / Bergneustadt A4 E40B256
Junction The punch
Expressway end End of the highway
Locality Gummersbach OT Derschlag L 136  L 337
Locality Bergneustadt
Locality Bergneustadt OT Pernze L 173
District of Olpe
Locality Drolshagen OT Wegeringhausen L 173
Locality Drolshagen L 351
Junction (18)  Olpe A45 E41 B54
flow Biggesee (Ronnewinkel Viaduct)
Bypass Olpe bypass  B54
Locality Olpe OT Oberveischede L 880
Locality Lennestadt L 715B236 
flow Lenne
Locality Lennestadt L 715  L 737
Locality Eslohe L 519 L 541B511  
flow Wenne
Locality Eslohe OT traveled
crossing Eslohe OT Herhagen L 914
Template: AB / Maintenance / Empty Symbol: tourist Hennetalsperre
Locality Meschede L 740
flow Dysentery
Junction (70)  Meschede A46
crossing L 856
Soest district
Locality Warstein L 735
Locality Warstein OT Belecke B516
Locality Warstein OT Belecke inner-city bypass 2004}}
flow Möhne
Railroad Crossing 3 × Münster – Warstein railway line
Bypass Anröchte L 734  L 808 bypass 
Start of expressway Beginning of the motor road
node (58)  Erwitte / Anröchte A44 E331
Expressway end End of the highway
crossing Erwitte B1
Locality Erwitte B1
Bypass Lippstadt bypass  L 536  L 636
flow lip
Bypass Lippstadt bypass L 822
Locality Lippstadt OT Lipperbruch
Bypass Lippstadt OT Bad Waldliesborn bypass
flow Glenne
Gütersloh district
crossing B58
Locality Langenberg OT Benteler L 586
Bypass Langenberg bypass  L 836
Bypass Wiedenbrück bypass  B61
Template: AB / Maintenance / Empty Transition in B61

The federal road 55 (abbreviation: B 55 ) leads from Jülich via Cologne , Bergneustadt , Olpe , Lennestadt , Meschede and Lippstadt to Rheda-Wiedenbrück .


B 55 with A 44 and junction Erwitte / Anröchte

Reichsstraße 55 , introduced in 1934, linked three sections that were built in the 1820s.

In 2015, the new bridge of the B 55 over the state road 124 was started in Deutz am Deutzer Ring . The new building was released on December 21, 2016.


  • The section between Jülich , Elsdorf and Bergheim fell victim to the Hambach open-cast lignite mine and was replaced by a new route in the 1980s. As a result, the B 55 no longer begins in Jülich (junction Römerstraße / Große Rurstraße / Neusser Straße), but at the junction Jülich-Ost (8) of the A 44 . The sections that still exist are now listed as L 136 (Jülich - Stetternich), K 42 (Elsdorf - Bergheim) and L 361 (Bergheim - Cologne). The section between Overath and Derschlag was also downgraded to L 136. The earlier course can partly be recognized within the localities from the street names (Kölner Landstrasse, Aachener Strasse, Kölner Strasse, Cologne-Aachener Strasse).
  • The section between Refrath and Derschlag was replaced by the A 4 .
  • The original route through Cologne over the Deutz Bridge was replaced by this after the Severinsbrücke was rebuilt.
  • For through traffic, there is an alternative route in Cologne called Bundesstraße 55a via Innere Kanalstraße and Zoobrücke to the federal motorway junction Cologne-East .
  • The section between Cologne and Elsdorf was replaced by the A 1 , A 4 and A 61 .

See also

Web links

Commons : Bundesstrasse 55  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Cologne city area and Lippstadt bypass with four lanes; Anröchte - Erwitte four-lane motorway-like
  2. https://www.ksta.de/koeln/innenstadt/verkehr-in-koeln-deutzer-ring-ist-wieder-befahrbar-25355576
  3. ^ Cologne district (ed.): Official Journal . Cologne November 26, 2007.