Bike Touring Highlight

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  • JR56

    Shipping on the Stecknitz, opened in 1398, had significantly more locks than the Elbe-Trave Canal, which was completed in 1900. Immediately at the Möllner city limits there was a "lock staircase" consisting of several locks, approx. 3 km north of the Möllner Ziegelsee there were two locks, the small and large thunder lock. It was a simple lock, the other a box lock with two gates.
    Today the big one still exists in a "modern" form (i.e. it is now 115 years old ...). A lock process takes a few minutes. The piece of canal north of Mölln is an idyllic landscape and the artificially created canal looks like a natural river landscape with gentle bends.
    By the way, do not worry: the name of the Thunder Sluice does not bear witness to the frequent and dangerous storms that take place here. According to an old custom, the lock was named after the lock keeper family "Donner".

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    • August 24, 2019

  • Bea

    The Thunder Sluice is very busy in summer, it is interesting to watch the sluice, a break is recommended.

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    • March 12, 2021

  • Hudo Hackfüffel

    A listed lock on the Elbe-Lübeck Canal. If you're lucky you can watch ships cruising well.

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    • July 28, 2019

  • Ben Bilbo

    The most impressive lock on the Elbe-Lübeck Canal. When the water shoots out, it thunders audibly and is exciting to watch.

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    • May 3, 2019

  • Edgar der Schreckliche

    Interesting story, children find it exciting when a ship comes

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    • April 13, 2020

  • Bea

    One of the many locks on the way to Lübeck

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    • January 23, 2021

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Location: Kühsen, Herzogtum Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


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