Bike Touring Highlight
When crossing the bridge you can see the terrain of the Hitzler shipyard. Specializing in repairs and construction of inland waterway vessels. It was founded by Johann Georg Hitzler in 1885. Barges always had an importance for Lauenburg and as a symbol for the boatmen, the caller stands on a forecourt on Elbstrasse.Sources:
June 16, 2017
Outstanding features of the port are:
- Transfer point for grab and bulk goods
- Transfer point is located directly behind the Lauenburg lock in the Elbe-Lübeck Canal
- year-round port, regardless of the water level of the Elbe
November 17, 2018
The Hitzler shipyard has two operating parts, the large hall on the south side of the canal and the outdoor area on the north side with several smaller halls and offices. The shipyard specializes in repairs, ship extensions and the construction of icebreakers.
October 31, 2018
When in the year 1861 the steam navigation on the Elbe was successfully operated by the brothers Burmester appropriate repair possibilities had to be created. In 1885, the task took place in a first shipyard operation, the brothers Burmester together with Johann Georg Hitzler. Already in the following year began in the shipyard on the north shore of Lauenburg harbor new construction of ships. The 300 tonne barge "Johanna" was the first ship to be built at the Hitzler shipyard, and the shipyard also developed the "Hitzler patent rudder", which has been manufactured and installed over 3000 times to date.
In the Hitzler shipyard until today barges are built and repaired. Since 2001 the Arminius plants and Franz Hitzler operate the Hitzler Werft GmbH together.
You can visit the shipyard as part of a guided tour and book it at the Tourist Information Lauenburg / Elbe.
February 10, 2019
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