Bike Touring Highlight
For cyclists and hikers on the Alsterwanderweg the lock is either a popular destination (or start) or a break on the way. The here dammed Alster forms a small lake in front of the lock, on which not only waterfowl feel good in good weather, but also the various water recreational athletes. You have the opportunity either on one of the two sides of the lock their pleasure to pursue - or: out of the water, transport the boat over the lock and back into the water. Continue down the river or upstream.Directly at the lock is the "Locks", a popular excursion restaurant. In good weather, the large outdoor terrace overlooking the lock is a true hotspot. And now in the spring we could even see the castle Henneberg through the leafless tall trees. A castle in Hamburg? Yes, even a real one, as you imagine in the picture book. Only a little smaller. In summer it is not visible, hidden by the green foliage.
May 19, 2019
The Poppelbütteler sluice with pedestrian bridge is the ideal starting point or place for a break during a tour along the Alster.The dammed water of the Alster forms a small lake in front of the lock - the lock pond - on which water sports enthusiasts can get their money's worth. In addition, a restaurant provides food or serves as a destination.hamburg-tourism.de/sehen-erleben/hamburg-maritim/poppenbuetteler-schleuse
August 20, 2019
The Alster's ten Alster locks regulate the water levels along the course of the river from the Alster spring in Schleswig-Holstein to the mouth of the Alster into the Elbe in Hamburg. Except for two locks in the city center of Hamburg they are dams.The locks in the Oberalster, above the Mellingburger lock were always simple weirs, also known as lockers. Ships were able to drive down the Wasserberg after opening the lock gate. Today they only have the function of regulating the water level of the Alster. The Mellingburger, Poppenbüttler and Fuhlsbütteler lock were locks. Since no more shipping traffic takes place here, in the Poppenbüttler and Fuhlsbütteler lock the second barriers (formerly second floodgates) omitted. At the Mellingburger lock the lock basin with the two weirs (former lock gates) still exists today.The city hall lock and Schaartor lock in the mouth area of the Alster to the Elbe serve in addition to the regulation of the water levels of the shipping connection for Alster ships, barges and pleasure boats between the Elbe and the Outer Alster.The locks and dams of the Alster serve today essentially the preservation of the - Hamburg distinctive - river landscape of Oberalster, Außenal and Binnenalster.wikiwand.com/de/Alsterschleusen
August 20, 2019
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