Mountain Biking Highlight
The locks Flaesheim belong - from the Rhine - to the fourth of the six channel stages of the Wesel-Datteln-Kanal (WDK) at channel kilometer 49.39 in Haltern-Flaesheim. The lock group overcomes a height difference of four meters.
The large lock is 222 meters long, 12 meters wide, designed for 2.80 meters draft, holds 11500 cubic meters of filling and has lift gates at both ends. It was built between 1928 and 1929 and officially opened in 1931 with the Wesel-Datteln Canal.
May 13, 2017
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