Schleuse Herne-Ost

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  • Michael

    The Herne-Ost lock belongs - from the Rhine - to the last of the five channel stages of the Rhine-Herne Canal in Herne. The twin lock is at channel kilometer 37,26. Herne-Ost was commissioned in 1914 as the easternmost of the original seven canal stages of the Rhine-Herne Canal.
    The lock system Herne East was renewed in the years 1986 to 1992. The new lock chambers are each 190 meters long and 12 meters wide. The Drempeltiefe (water depth at the upper gate) is 4 meters. Towards the top, a rotating segment gate completes the process. Stemming gates close the chambers to the underwater. The difference between upper and underwater is 12.8 meters. A smuggling takes about 14 minutes, the entry and exit times of the ships not included. The canal locks are technically interesting and worth seeing structures, so also the lock Herne east. The paths at the lock are all well navigable, so that the lock can be planned as a stopover in both mountain bike and trekking bike tours.
    The lock process can be observed from below the helm structure of several places. The entrance and exit in the upper water can be observed from the operating routes directly in front of the lock. The entrance and exit in the underwater can be seen very well from the bridge directly in front of the lower Stemmtoren. From here you can get through a gate a few meters into the lock system below the helm, from where you have a reasonably good view into the lock chambers.
    If you are interested in the more detailed technical data, you can read it here at the Waterway and Shipping Office Duisburg-Meiderich here: goo.gl/43irz1

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    • July 25, 2017

  • Michael

    The Herne-Ost lock belongs - from the Rhine - to the last of the five channel stages of the Rhine-Herne Canal in Herne. The twin lock is at channel kilometer 37,26. Herne-Ost was commissioned in 1914 as the easternmost of the original seven canal stages of the Rhine-Herne Canal.
    The lock system Herne East was renewed in the years 1986 to 1992. The new lock chambers are each 190 meters long and 12 meters wide. The Drempeltiefe (water depth at the upper gate) is 4 meters. Towards the top, a rotating segment gate completes the process. Stemming gates close the chambers to the underwater. The difference between upper and underwater is 12.8 meters. A smuggling takes about 14 minutes, the entry and exit times of the ships not included. The canal locks are technically interesting and worth seeing structures, so also the lock Herne east. The paths at the lock are all well navigable, so that the lock can be planned as a stopover in both mountain bike and trekking bike tours.
    The lock process can be observed from below the helm structure of several places. The entrance and exit in the upper water can be observed from the operating routes directly in front of the lock. The entrance and exit in the underwater can be seen very well from the bridge directly in front of the lower Stemmtoren. From here you can get through a gate a few meters into the lock system below the helm, from where you have a reasonably good view into the lock chambers.
    If you are interested in the more detailed technical data, you can read it here at the Waterway and Shipping Office Duisburg-Meiderich here: goo.gl/43irz1

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    • June 25, 2017

  • casterℹx

    The Herne-Ost lock belongs - from the Rhine - to the last of the five channel stages of the Rhine-Herne Canal in Herne.
    The new lock chambers are each 190 meters long and 12 meters wide. Stemming gates close the chambers to the underwater. The difference between upper and underwater is 12.8 meters. A smuggling takes about 14 minutes, the entry and exit times of the ships not included.

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    • May 27, 2015

  • Günter Bertling

    Impressive technical building which is easy to observe in its function, if you bring some time. In the upper part of the canal behind the lock, it is easy to see how much the level of the water is lower than that of the adjoining landscape due to subsidence due to coal mining.

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    • July 24, 2017

  • Na

    Good for a nice break and very interesting to watch the ships.

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    • June 2, 2018

  • PeterStar

    If there is a boat or a yacht there, it is worth watching the whole thing.

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    • March 20, 2020

  • HamiHH

    It is always fun to watch the ship.

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    • July 17, 2018

  • Webby

    The lock offers a good opportunity to change to the bike path on the opposite bank of the canal. East of the lock is the "Herner Meer" with the marinas Castrop and Herne. In addition, there is the sculpture "reemrenreh (hardly singing)", which was created as part of Emscherkunst.

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    • June 18, 2019

  • Wischiwaschi

    Good to drive, not so busy

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    • June 18, 2019

  • Bömsken

    The lock group Herne Ost is the exit gate of the Rhine-Herne Canal before its confluence with the Dortmund-Ems Canal. It was put into operation in 1914 as the easternmost of seven locks, with the help of which the Rhine-Herne Canal over its length of about 45 kilometers overcomes the difference in height of 36 meters between the level of the Rhine near Duisburg and the peak between Henrichenburg and Münster. A place where you can breathe wonderfully and plan a long break!

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    • August 15, 2019

  • marcel sta

    Sometimes two boats at the same time ... one goes down and the other goes up.

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    • May 23, 2020

  • casterℹx

    The Herne-Ost lock belongs - from the Rhine - to the last of the five canal stages of the Rhine-Herne Canal in Herne. The new lock chambers are each 190 meters long and 12 meters wide. The difference between upper and lower water is 12.8 meters. Locking takes about 14 minutes, not counting the entry and exit times of the ships.

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    • May 10, 2020

  • Bogi

    Watching "boats" is particularly fun here.

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    • May 22, 2020

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