At the Woltersdorf lock it is possible to rent a raft and float in the surrounding waters. For a long time, the lock served as a way of transporting the limestone and the lime that was mined in Rüdersdorf by water.
Even today, some companies still use this route to transport their goods away. Over the centuries, the lock has been expanded more and more in order to be able to cope with all the pressure of shipping, including those in the leisure area. It is around 65 meters long and eight and a half meters wide. A lock passage takes about 16 minutes.
January 25, 2017
An interesting historical building and if you are lucky, you can see the folded lane. The first dam was erected here already in 1559.
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September 10, 2017
Nice change at the start of a hike. If you are lucky, the drawbridge is just up and lets the boats of the recreational captains enter the lock.
This certainly adds to the entertainment when inexperienced people dare the maneuver, because most of them do not have a driver's license for their craft.
May 23, 2018
The Woltersdorf lock is a one-chamber lock with a weir in the municipality of Woltersdorf (near Berlin). The current lock has been in operation since 1882 and was last extensively renovated in 1998. It connects the Kalksee on the Rüdersdorfer side with the Flakensee on the Erkneran side. The drop height is 2.10 meters.The Woltersdorfer Schleuse still enables the transport of bulk goods for companies based in Rüdersdorf, especially those of the Rüdersdorf cement works, by water. The Woltersdorf lock is also a popular excursion destination in the summer months and is used by hundreds of water sports enthusiasts.The lock is the end point of the Woltersdorf tram. There are mooring options for passenger ships south of the lock.Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schleuse_Woltersdorf
December 15, 2020
Woltersdorf Lock worth a visit in every season. Many small restaurants and cafés in the immediate vicinity invite you to linger. Also very interesting is the many hiking opportunities along the Kalksee or Flaakensee from Woltersdorf, just look at the map. 👍
January 12, 2020
The Woltersdorf lock connects the Rüdersdorfer waters with the Spree and the rest of the world.
The settlement of Woltersdorf and the later construction of the Woltersdorf lock between Kalk and Flakensee are closely linked to the Rüdersdorfer limestone mining. The natural limestone deposits are unique in Germany. They have been broken, burned and used to extract building materials for around 750 years. The favorable location on navigable waters simplified the transport enormously.
The Brandenburg Gate, Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, the Berlin Olympic Stadium and many other important buildings in Berlin and Brandenburg have one thing in common: They were built with limestone from Rüdersdorf, which was delivered via the Woltersdorf lock.
The first dam, built in 1559 to improve the navigability of the waters, fell into disrepair during the Thirty Years' War.
June 15, 2021
In the sidewalk in front of the lock, unnoticed by many walkers, there is a dancing chime set.
A dance glockenspiel is a musical instrument that can be played with the feet. It consists of nine bronze floor tiles with mechanical sound elements and its sound is reminiscent of a carillon. The dance chimes were invented and designed by Alfons van Leggelo in the 1970s. It should relate the movement of walking directly to sound. The bronze instrument works in a similar way to the carillon.
August 26, 2020
Anyone who has come by tram (line 87 tariff C) can make the way back via Erkner. Always along the water. First the beach promenade, then the beach and campground along to Erkner. There over the Löcknitz bridge to the main street and the S-Bahn station Erkner. The S-Bahn goes every 20 minutes to Spandau (5,25,45) and in between (15,35,55) only to Ostbahnhof.
November 7, 2019
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