Alte Schleuse

Alte Schleuse

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Recommended by 389 out of 425 cyclists


  • Rinaldini

    Coal mining has been in operation in Mülheim an der Ruhr since 1460. The transport of the excavated material upstream was only possible with the completion of this lock in 1780. Despite manual operation, a ship was sluiced every 10 to 15 minutes at peak times. In 1927 - after the construction of the Kahlenbergwehr - the level of the Ruhr had increased by 1.50 meters.

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    • August 30, 2020

  • Andre GRAßE

    On the shore you are very close to the water. (not half a meter from the foot to the water)
    Beware of no barriers

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    • March 30, 2019

  • Sebastian

    Relic from old times, no ship will fit through there.

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    • April 17, 2021

  • netreisetagebuch

    "... At the end of the lock island is the old lock. It was necessary as early as 1780 to transport the mineral resources from coal mining by ship ..."
    You can find more information on this and our bike tour at:

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    • June 4, 2021

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Location: Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation80 m

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