Bike Touring Highlight
The municipality of Niederfinow is very important from a tourist point of view and has a highlight with the ship lift, which is known far beyond Germany. In 2009 the ship lift, also known as the elevator for ships, celebrated its 75th anniversary. In the same year the foundation stone was laid for a second, larger ship lift next to the existing one. There is real construction site tourism here. It is also possible to drive through the ship lift with passenger ships and thus experience the interesting procedure.
April 19, 2020
Meanwhile, the visit costs € 3 and the bike boxes were not in operation. It seems like you do not take the cyclist seriously. Car parking spaces are sufficiently available, ways to safely connect the bike safely. Nevertheless, beautiful bike paths to the boat lifts, which you must have seen.
April 26, 2019
Cool technical monument to reach comfortably on the good bike path from Eberswalde. In the parking lot there are bicycle boxes, where the wheels and the luggage are carried out safely and easily (1 Euro).
Before 10 o'clock it is still very quiet, entrance Hebewerk: 2 Euro.
June 5, 2017
Very interesting how the problem of the difference in level between Havel and Oder has been solved. The old elevator was built at the beginning of the last century and will probably remain in service for a while, because the completion of the new elevator is delayed. The latter makes it possible to ship ships with greater breadth and depth. Parallel operation is planned until 2025.
May 2, 2018
A huge structure that overcomes the height difference on the Oder-Havel Canal in one go without many locks. Then as now for the important shipping route Berlin-Stettin. If you have already seen, the 3 € for the climb is worth it. From the top you have a great view and can also watch the elevator lift, very exciting. The new boat lift is next door and has been under construction since 2006. Actually, it should have been going on for a long time, but our construction projects in Berlin / Brandenburg (see BER) would like to be late and so it is supposed to be in 2021? go into operation. The old boat lift was built in about half the time (1927-1934), but is now good. I also find the old elevator much nicer than the new one. Very busy on weekends as it is a popular destination. For cyclists, e.g. combine on the very beautiful towpath on the Finow Canal from the Oder towards Eberswalde, the boat lift is a landmark that can be seen from afar. If you don't just want to watch the lift, but want to drive in the ship elevator yourself, you can either take a steamer trip or cross the boat lift in a canoe / kayak, the latter in particular is certainly very exciting. You can also marvel at the lifting operations from below if you don't always want to go up. Once you should have been upstairs anyway, very nice.
January 22, 2020
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