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Kahnfahrt Obere Schleuse

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Recommended by 871 out of 901 hikers

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  • Danilo

    A small, romantic gorge forms the border between Germany and the Czech Republic. The ferries are silently driven by ferriers by hand and rowing. In addition, they tell something about history and nature. The route is almost 700 meters long and you are on the water for a good half an hour. Then you can continue hiking or back by boat. It takes about 45 minutes to walk from the signposted parking lot. A great hike!

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    • November 1, 2018

  • Svartis

    Here time seems to stand. A wonderful place and starting point for many beautiful walks ...

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    • May 13, 2018

  • Petra

    The boat tour through the Kirnitzschklamm is fantastically beautiful! The landscape is mystical and magical, there were not many hikers on a Sunday morning today. The subsequent hiking trail leads through unspoilt nature and is well worth a visit

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    • August 18, 2019

  • Kai-Uwe

    You should try both ways. The upper path on foot over the Flößersteig, as well as the more comfortable way to boat ...

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    • May 2, 2019

  • Frank

    Here you will find fish sandwiches and other snacks as well as cool drinks.

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    • October 9, 2019

  • Michael

    Super tour in absolute silence with great stories from the boat guide.
    Small insider tip: We did the tour the other way round and were alone on the barge. This saved us 1.5 hours of waiting time at the starting point on Easter Sunday. It is always extremely crowded on public holidays or other special days.

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    • June 16, 2019

  • Lutz1990

    Simply fantastic in this valley - both on and next to the water ...

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    • April 23, 2020

  • Sankt Andreas

    Punt ride in the middle of the mountains. Wow effect guaranteed

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    • October 6, 2017

  • Svartis

    A nice start for a hike ...

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    • May 12, 2018

  • Frank

    At the upper lock there is a small snack.

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    • July 12, 2018

  • Nobby63

    Beautiful romantic boat trip through the narrows of the Kirnitschschlucht

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    • August 24, 2018

  • Lukas Beck

    The upper lock is a popular but not overflowing hiking area with breathtaking rocks on the German and Czech side.
    Starting point for many exciting hikes, such as to the Hermannseck, to the Rabenstones or to the Weißbach valley.

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    • March 10, 2020

  • Martin

    Even in high summer it can be very cold / cold here.
    A small snack provides catering here.

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    • May 18, 2020

  • Marvin S.

    Great boat trip with great staff. You get a lot of information about the area during the trip and it's funny too

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    • July 8, 2020

  • WandaSchu

    In Corona times there was devout silence on the boat because of the mask requirement - wonderful enjoyment!

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    • August 6, 2020

  • Svartis

    A very nice starting point for many hikes.

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    • May 13, 2018

  • Thomas

    The approx. 30-minute boat trip is absolutely worth it, especially if you can enjoy the silence in between (if others keep their mouths shut).

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    • June 20, 2020

  • Gudrun

    A great tour awaits you, even if the planet is burning, it is almost exclusively shady. A picnic from your backpack after the boat trip and the strenuous ascent to the Schlegelhütte is ideal.

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    • July 20, 2020

  • Anna

    Currently, the boat operation is only downhill due to the corona! We were there today and it was well attended but not overcrowded. Masks are required in the lock area and on the boat.

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    • September 13, 2020

  • Ingo

    Especially recommended on hot summer days - just always pleasantly cool in the gorge

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    • November 2, 2020

  • Lars

    The boat trip is an alternative to the hiking trail in the Kirnitzschklamm. The offer can be used from Easter to October 31st. It runs daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last boat trip 4 p.m.). Children up to 16 years pay 5, later then 7 euros. A child up to the age of 6 can travel free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. The boat trip is also offered during the corona pandemic.
    During the trip you learn a lot about the lock, the rocks and the flora and fauna. The high sandstone cliffs tower on both sides of the Kirnitzsch. At the southern exit there is a thundering waterfall, where the dammed Kirnitzsch merges back into its natural river bed. Steep stone stairs lead the hiker back to the main hiking trail.

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    • June 27, 2021

  • WandaSchu

    Always nice here.

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    • August 6, 2020

  • Fräulein Riesling 🌸

    I would recommend it to everyone, I found it really, really beautiful and also very romantic!

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    • October 31, 2020

  • Otten ohne 🔋

    Should have done once. Beautiful landscape

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    • December 10, 2020


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Location: Hinterhermsdorf, Saxon Switzerland, Saxon Switzerland-East Ore Mountains, Saxony, Germany

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