Bike Touring Highlight
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.
August 30, 2020
"... 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: netreisetagebuch.de/muelheim-sehenswuerdheiten
June 4, 2021
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