Road Cycling Highlight
Anyone passing by will see a relic from the time when the Eider Canal was still actively used.
Excerpt from WIKIPEDIA: After the fourth lock at Klein Königsförde, the canal continued via Gut Georgenthal to the fifth lock in Kluvensiek. This route took advantage of a long section of the river Eider, which led from Klein Königsförde north to Grünhorst and then south via Sehestedt to Kluvensiek. The section from Klein Königsförde via Kluvensiek to Hohenfelde is still preserved today with remains of the lock system. From here, the canal followed the Eider River bed. This flowed then directly to Schirnau, Lehmbek, Borgstedt over to Rendsburg, where the sixth and last lock was. Here is a second packhouse. From Rendsburg the shipping route led the natural river course of the Eider over 130 km to its mouth in the North Sea near Tönning, where a third packhouse stands.
A passage through the channel and the Eider took three or more days, in unfavorable wind, the ships were ridged, so pulled by horses on towpaths created on the shore.
December 9, 2018
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