Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The yaw cable ferry is not driven by a motor, but by the flow of the Elbe. It hangs on a long rope that divides shortly before the ferry. The two short ropes are fastened near the bow and stern. The ferry goes in the direction in which the rope is shorter.
In 1657, this sustainable technology was invented by the Dutch Hendrick Heuck from Nijmegen.
August 19, 2019
The yaw ferry is anchored to an approximately 250 m long wire rope that divides shortly before the ferry. If you change the length of the wire rope ends to each other by winches, the angle of attack of the ferry to the current changes. The pressure of the water against the inclined broadside pushes the ferry to the other bank. Today's hull is like a pontoon and therefore unsinkable.
August 17, 2019
Relaxed transfer in Coswig (Anhalt) with a yaw ferry to the other bank of the Elbe.
Nice view of the castle and the small Hotel Elbterrasse Wörlitz.
More information: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coswig_(Anhalt)#Schiffsverkehr and de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gierseilf%C3%A4hre
May 30, 2020
It is best to research in advance whether and when the ferry will leave. She doesn't drive in winter. And in the season it starts early in the morning at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. in the evening. That changes partly depending on the month. Here is the link to the travel times: stadtwerke-coswig-anhalt.de/leistungen/elbefaehre-coswig-anhalt.html
March 30, 2021
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