Schiffshebewerk

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  • Topsi

    The construction of the world's largest double-vertical boat lift Lüneburg Scharnebeck was built in 1974 and offers a worth seeing technical spectacle. The ship lift offers modern cargo ships the opportunity to overcome a height of 38 meters. The lift's design lasted for decades.

    In order to create a connection between the Elbe (Artlenburg) and Mittellandkanal (Wolfsburg), engineers built the Elbe side canal in eight years of construction. On the entire stretch of the Elbe side channel a height difference of 61 meters is overcome. Of these, the Uelzen lock bridges 23 meters and the remaining 38 meters the Scharnebeck ship lift.

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    • September 16, 2015

  • Siegfried LG

    A highlight for lovers and many others. I have been there many times, but the images with the lift in operation totally fascinate me. With bike you can also approach the upper point. You do not have to climb the stairs, but you have to take the slope.

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    • December 29, 2016

  • Siegfried LG

    Ship lift Scharnebeck
    The Lüneburg ship lift in Scharnebeck is the largest ship lift in Germany - an impressive structure. When it was completed in December 1975, it was the world's largest double-elevation ship lift. In two troughs filled with water, ships sailing on the Elbe side canal are lifted by the Elbmarsch 38 meters higher into the geest landscape of the Lüneburg Heath, as in a gigantic elevator. The mere journey time of a trough takes three minutes, from the entrance to the exit a ship is 20 minutes on the way.

    Link: http: //ndr.de/ratgeber/reise/lueneburger_heide/Schiffshebewerk-Scharnebeck,schiffshebewerk108.html

    Ship lift Scharnebeck
    Information Center WSA Uelzen
    At the Lower Vorhafen
    21379 Scharnebeck
    Tel. (04136) 91 26-29 31

    opening hours
    Exhibition Hall from April 1st to October 15th, daily from 10am to 6pm
    Two visitor platforms are open all year around the clock - free admission.

    Barge rides through the ship lift are offered by the shipping company Helle in Lauenburg; Tel. (04153) 59 28 48. Duration: about one hour.

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    • January 8, 2017

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The ship lift was built in 1974, and overcomes a height of 38 m. A technical masterpiece, very interesting.

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    • June 14, 2017

  • Siegfried LG

    The ship lift in Scharnebek is an impressive technical structure.

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    • December 15, 2016

  • Topsi

    I'm not a technology freak, but the ships are carried up or down at an unbelievable pace like in an elevator. You should have seen it.

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    • September 16, 2015

  • Siegfried LG

    Technical highlight. From this point you can approach the visitor platform without having to climb stairs.

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    • August 22, 2016

  • Siegfried LG

    The Lüneburg ship lift belongs to the northern of the two channel stages of the Elbe-Seitenkanal federal waterway, which is managed by the Uelzen Water and Shipping Authority. The Elbe side canal connects the Elbe at Artlenburg with the Mittelland canal at Edesbüttel west of Wolfsburg. The lift was built in 1974 as the world's largest at the foot of the Geestrand to Elbmarsch in Scharnebeck, northeast of Lüneburg and nine kilometers south of the Elbe. The first ship passed the ship lift with the partial release of the channel between the Elbe and the port of Lüneburg on 5 December 1975.

    It is easy to visit by several promenades and in connection with the nearby museum a popular destination. Every year about 500,000 visitors visit the lift.

    Max. Height of fall between upper water and underwater 36-38 m (there are different indications).

    Last hint: The road from Scharnebeck to Erbstorf goes under the canal. The canal crosses the street like a bridge. The second tunnel is at Lüneburg Ebensberg on the way to Neu Lentenau direction Nutzfelde.

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    • December 24, 2016

  • Manfred Bargsten

    On this Geesthang an "elevator" for the inland vessels was necessary. The result is a technical masterpiece. You can admire it from a park, which is located next to the building. From here, a path leads directly into the information center. It is very impressive to stand directly below the troughs on the underpass. Those who have time now experience how the troughs with inland vessels are driven up or down in front of their eyes. An open elevator chair, full of water, so that the ship can swim. Impressive!

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Ziggy870

    Physics to touch. Impressive technical construction.

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    • July 14, 2018

  • Lord Richie

    Currently interesting to the effect that the second trough is completely covered with a large framework.

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    • October 3, 2018

  • JR56

    Highly interesting and a good destination for a tour should definitely be seen and not to be missed, if you are in the vicinity-
    an absolute top recommendation🙂

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    • October 25, 2018

  • Leannan

    The ship lift Scharnebeck is the starting point of a scenic cycle tour between the Elbe and Lüneburg.

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    • July 22, 2016

  • Janine&Björn

    The information center at the ship lift Lüneburg in Scharnebeck you can look good

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    • May 29, 2018

  • Alfred

    Here, inland waterways can be lifted. 38 meters go up. At its construction time, the largest ship lift in the world, today so small that one thinks about an extension through a lock.

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    • June 1, 2018

  • Cord

    Interesting highlight. The technique is impressive.

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    • November 28, 2018

  • JR56

    THE SHIP LIFT WORLD LÜNEBURG SCHARNEBECK
    The construction of the world's largest double vertical boat lift Lüneburg Scharnebeck was built in 1974 and offers a worth seeing technical spectacle.
    The ship lift offers modern cargo ships the opportunity to overcome a height of 38 meters. The lift's design lasted for decades. In order to create a connection between Elbe (Artlenburg) and Mittellandkanal (Wolfsburg), engineers built the Elbe side canal in eight years of construction.
    Over the entire distance of the Elbe side channel a height difference of 61 meters is overcome. Of these, the Uelzen lock bridges 23 meters and the remaining 38 meters the Scharnebeck ship lift.
    A really worth seeing highlight and a clear recommendation.
    More detailed information: schiffshebewerk-scharnebeck.de/schiffshebewerk-haupt

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    • March 24, 2019

  • Gabriele Ludwig

    In addition, there is an E Bike charging station at the info point 👍👍

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    • May 26, 2019

  • Hohnebostel 🚔👮🏻‍♂️🕵️‍♂️

    The lift must soon be rehabilitated for at least 80 million euros, as it has concrete cancer.

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    • June 20, 2019

  • Peter

    Take the ship "Uhu" from the pier once up the boat and up, it takes about 50 minutes. Two adults, one child for € 21.50.

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    • May 24, 2018

  • Cord

    Nice to look at. For us Lüneburger nothing special.

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Tom Pfrey

    The view next to the lift is well worth it!

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    • September 22, 2018

  • Cord

    The top highlight of Lüneburg.

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    • November 28, 2018

  • Oliver

    Unfortunately, a lock is currently closed due to renovations. The view from the lookout is limited due to the construction work (the rear, functioning lock is difficult to see from the lookout). Regardless of the building and the technology is breathtaking, especially if you see the difference in height (from the lookout).

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    • September 22, 2019


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