Bike Touring Highlight
The Finow Canal is one of the oldest artificial waterways in Germany that can still be used. For this reason, the drawbridge, which leads over the canal here, is pulled up at certain times. But even if you have to take a little break, compensate for the spectacle of passing ships and the technology of the bridge.
December 29, 2017
The western section of the Finow Canal near Eberswalde between Zerpenschleuse and Liebenwalde is called Langer Trödel. Trödel or flood was the name of the first Finow Canal between Liebenwalde and the Finow near Schöpfurt in 1609. With the decommissioning and filling of the two Zerpenschleuser locks in 1924/1925, the Lange Trödel became a 10-kilometer dead end. The name junk is a play on words made up of treidling and dawdling (strolling, being slow). After 3 years of expansion work, the Lange Trödel has been open to continuous boat traffic again since June 16, 2016. The restoration required extensive work: three bridges - a bascule bridge for the route of the federal road 109 in the center of Zerpenschleuse, a lift bridge on the forest road in Zerpenschleuse and a bascule bridge along the state road 21 in Liebenwalde - had to be rebuilt. In addition, the canal had to be deepened and the Zerpenschleuse lock had to be rebuilt.
February 25, 2021
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