Alte Fahrt zwischen Datteln und Olfen

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The old ride is a disused sidearm of the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal. With the growing shipping traffic on the canal had to be built in 1929, only 30 years after the opening, various side arms. Larger ships, in particular, were able to avoid side channels of the canal and thus avoid each other. Many years later, the main canal was widened at crucial points, and the so-called Secondaries were dismantled or separated from the main canal. Many of the former tributaries are today closed biotopes and invite you to explore on foot or by bike.

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    • 11/12/2018

  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    From Datteln to Olfen you can enjoy the old ride along Radeln.

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    • 02/25/2015

  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    With a view of the lip.
    The canal bridge over the Lippe was designed in the style of historicism under the direction of the Royal Prussian Chief Construction Director Karl Hinckeldeyn and completed in 1895

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    • 02/25/2015

  • Julia

    The Alte Brücke canal bridge leads the Alte Fahrt of the Dortmund-Ems canal across the Lippe.

    The bridge is one of the four historic bridges of the Alte Fahrt of the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal (DEK) between Datteln and Olfen. Further north, the DEK crosses the eastern road in Olfen with the Schiefe Brücke and the Stever with another canal bridge, further south is the canal bridge over the Pelkumer Weg.

    The canal bridge over the Lippe was designed in the style of historicism under the direction of the Royal Prussian Chief Construction Director Karl Hinckeldeyn and completed in 1895. Three sandstone arches with a span of 21 meters are arched over the Lippe, which forms the border between Datteln and Olfen. The bridge is 18 meters high, the bridge trough 15 meters wide and 70 meters long.

    In order to compensate for losses caused by smuggling or evaporation or infiltration, since 1897 the water supply into the canal has been operated at the bridge. In addition there was a basin beside the lip, from which with the help of steam engines water was pumped up into the channel. In 1914, this water supply was replaced by the water transfer Hamm on the Datteln-Hamm Canal and shut down. The former machine house is now privately owned, and some of the conveyor systems adjacent to the bridge still exist.
    The old drive and the bridge trough are still filled with water, but separated by several dams from the channel triangle in dates.

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    • 03/26/2017

  • Revierstreuner

    The old ride is the former course of the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal. The old ride leads mostly above ambient level and meets before Lüdinghausen again on the New ride. After Olfen she was partially removed. Between Dates and Olfen she was divided by dikes to reduce the risk of leaks. Halfway there is the Lippe crossing, a historic aqueduct.

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    • 04/12/2017

  • deti801

    Nice view of the lip

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    • 04/26/2017

  • Uwe

    A nice stop on the way to the Dattelner sea.
    Before a trip to Rauschenburg and it works again.

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    • 07/29/2018

  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    The Alte Fahrt is a disused section of the Dortmund-Ems Canal on the Dattelner Meer. The 8,650-meter section stretches from Datteln (channel kilometer 21.5) to behind Olfen (30.3 km).
    The Dortmund-Ems Canal was opened in 1899. In the area of the Old Ride, the channel was provided with particularly high dams, at 5,600 meters higher than twelve and at 2,775 meters higher than nine meters. In addition, five canal overpasses had been built in this area, three roads and Lippe and Stever crossing. From 1929 to 1937, the first new, brisk line was built by Datteln in the direction of Lüdinghausen. Overall, the Dortmund-Ems Canal has received eight "second journeys". They had become necessary to take account of the increased volume of traffic with larger types of ships. In particular, the bridge structures, which did not allow ships to navigate, previously delayed the rapid transport of goods. The construction was also a job creation measure of the National Socialists, after their seizure by prisoners from the concentration camp Börgermoor completed.

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    • 07/10/2015

  • Li🅿️🅿️e R🅰️dler 🚲

    Very good on the track.

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    • 04/30/2017

  • Thoras

    Nice place to take a break. Here lives a swan and some ducks, who feed gratefully bread leftovers :-)

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    • 03/16/2015

  • Dietmar

    Here the channel (Alt) crosses the lip

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    • 02/13/2017

  • Dietmar

    The path leads along the old Dortmund Ems canal to Olfen

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    • 02/13/2017

  • Julia

    The Alte Fahrt is a disused section of the Dortmund-Ems Canal on the Dattelner Meer. The 8650 meter long section stretches from Datteln (channel kilometer 21.5) to Olfen (30.3 km).

    The Dortmund-Ems Canal was opened in 1899. In the area of the Old Ride, the channel was provided with particularly high dams, at 5600 meters higher than twelve and at 2775 meters higher than nine meters. In addition, five canal overpasses had been built in this area, including three road and Lippe and Stever crossing. From 1929 to 1937 Datteln built the first new, brisk line in the direction of Lüdinghausen. Overall, the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal received eight "Second Rides". They had become necessary in order to cope with the increased volume of traffic with larger types of ships. In particular, the bridge structures, which did not allow ships to navigate, previously delayed the rapid transport of goods. The construction was also a job creation measure of the National Socialists, after their seizure by prisoners from the concentration camp Börgermoor completed.

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    • 03/26/2017

  • 🚴 TeutoRadler

    On the old ride you can cycle really well

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    • 04/09/2017

  • Günter Bertling

    Impressive structure, many meters above the surrounding landscape.

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    • 08/31/2017

  • Günter Bertling

    Idyllic and spooky at the same time this now intact waterway, rather large, quite useless, a kind of industrial ruin of a special kind, reminiscent of the violence inflicted on landscapes around the world to keep economic progress going.

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    • 08/31/2017

  • Hildegard Schomberg

    Always beautiful

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    • 09/26/2017

  • Mecki

    Because it's just beautiful.

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    • 07/25/2018

  • G.Hilgenberg

    Great building, beautiful landscape

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    • 09/22/2016

  • deti801

    Great view from the top of the lip

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    • 04/26/2017

  • Dietmar

    Here the Alte Fahrt of the Dortmund Ems canal crosses the Lippe

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    • 04/18/2018

  • deti801

    Scenic very beautiful way whether on foot or by bike.

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    • 04/03/2017

  • deti801

    The 8650 meter long section stretches from Datteln to Olfen.

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    • 04/26/2017

  • deti801

    Nice tour along the old canal

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    • 05/01/2017


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Location: Olfen, Coesfeld, Münster District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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