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Dattelner Meer

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Recommended by 882 out of 950 cyclists


  • DirkOnTour

    The Datteln waterway cross, also known as the Datteln canal cross, is a waterway cross near the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Datteln, which connects the canals of the West German canal network. This is also where various water authorities, companies and associations are based. The prominence of the property as the largest canal junction in Europe can obviously be attributed to the then Mayor of Datteln, Horst Niggemeier, who also launched the Datteln Canal Festival in 1969.

    There is no more transshipment at the Datteln port, it is a resting and base port with services (waste oil disposal, drinking water supply, etc.). There is a sport boat yard, the boats of the naval comradeship and the reservists' association, as well as boathouses for the water sports clubs.

    In addition to the waterways, the paved paths along the canal are popular routes for cyclists and walkers. Some of them run on old towpaths.

    You can cycle along the Dortmund-Ems Canal Route from the Dattelner Meer to the North Sea.

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    • January 1, 2017

  • Michael L

    You can sit and watch well on the promenade

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    • June 1, 2017

  • Königsborner 😎

    Wesel-Datteln-Kanal meets Dortmund-Ems-Kanal. Very nice bike path along the canals.

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    • March 7, 2019

  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    At the Dattelner Meer - the largest canal junction in the world

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    • February 25, 2015

  • Königsborner 😎

    Beautiful bike path along the canal

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    • March 7, 2019

  • det801

    Very quiet to sit there by the water.

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    • April 6, 2017

  • Oliver

    Date sea

    The Datteln Canal Harbor is the meeting point of the Wesel-Datteln Canal and the Dortmund-Ems Canal. Here it goes: the waterways widen to form a vast expanse of water - the "Dattelner Meer", a popular leisure center.
    Boats were towed here

    At the time of the towing monopoly on the West German waterways from 1914 to 1967, the non-motorized barges were coupled to the state tugs here in order to be towed to the ports of the canal network. The boatmen were able to buy the required tickets at the lifting point of the towing operation. Today the remote control center, a base of the water police and some companies for ship equipment are located on the Dattelner Meer.


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    • January 10, 2017

  • Dennis Cornelius⛰️

    Like on vacation

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    • July 22, 2019

  • Martin C.

    The Dattelner Meer, the area and the ship lift are well worth a visit 👍

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    • July 22, 2019

  • Günther

    Here is a very large canal area with many benches and a meeting place for many people

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    • April 2, 2021

  • Timo

    The most important canal junction in Germany.

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    • September 18, 2020

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Location: Datteln, Recklinghausen, Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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