Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The MS Adler I is a charming canal ferry.
She is the "little one" in the big family of the shipping company Adler-ships:
The "Adler I" was originally in Husum on behalf of the shipping line from the stack and has been working since 1984 as a canal ferry in Kiel-Holtenau. In the summer of 1989 she had her big show: Since the "Adler I" had to step in during renovation work for a while for the famous Rendsburger Schwebefähre. Nearly 50 people have space on the small ferry and are transported reliably and with great charm from shore to shore.
July 6, 2019
This small ferry was originally intended mainly for (professional) commuters (pedestrians and cyclists) between Kiel-Wik and Kiel-Holtenau ... but meanwhile it is also a popular way for tourists to cross the NOK on a short / direct / interesting way 😉
As with all ferries and bridges over the Kiel Canal, the crossing is free of charge.
October 11, 2018
The small passenger / bicycle ferry travels regularly across the canal and connects Holtenau with Wik. On nice days it can get tight and if you are unlucky, you have to wait a bike ride when the ferry folds up the gangway because of overcrowding in front of your own nose. But the crossing is worth it, because there is always something to see.
June 19, 2018
All ferries via the NOK are free, as the canal is not a natural waterway, but was created by human hands. So villages were separated. And because you came from A to B there before the canal was built, no customs / money could be taken for the crossings. Even a "translation" to the other side, which is not a bridge or a watercraft, had to be guaranteed. That is why the Schwäbe ferry was created under the high bridge in Rendsburg.
June 2, 2020
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