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Schleuse Herne-Ost

Schleuse Herne-Ost

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  • Günter Bertling

    Impressive technical structure, which can be easily observed in its function if you have some time. In the upper reaches of the canal behind the lock you can see how much the water level is higher than the surrounding landscape due to subsidence due to coal extraction.

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    • July 24, 2017

  • Michael

    The lock Herne-Ost belongs - from the Rhine - to the last of the five canal stages of the Rhine-Herne Canal in Herne. The twin lock is at canal kilometer 37.26. Herne-Ost was put into operation in 1914 as the easternmost of the original seven canal stages of the Rhine-Herne Canal.
    The Herne-Ost lock system was renewed between 1986 and 1992. The new lock chambers are each 190 meters long and 12 meters wide. The jamb depth (water depth at the upper gate) is 4 meters. A rotating segment gate forms the end to the upper water. Stem gates close the chambers to the underwater. The difference between the upper and lower water is 12.8 meters. Locking takes about 14 minutes, not counting the entry and exit times of the ships. The canal locks are technically interesting and worth seeing structures, as is the Herne-Ost lock. The paths at the lock are all easily navigable, so that the lock can be planned as an intermediate destination for both mountain bike and trekking bike tours.
    The lock process can be observed from several places below the steering position. The entry and exit in the upper water can be seen from the service roads directly in front of the lock. The entry and exit in the underwater can be seen very well from the bridge directly in front of the lower stem gate. From here you can get through a gate a few meters into the lock system below the control stand, from where you have a reasonably good view of the lock chambers.
    If you are interested in the more precise technical data, you can read it at the Duisburg-Meiderich waterways and shipping office here: goo.gl/43irz1

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    • July 25, 2017

  • Na

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

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    • June 2, 2018

  • Rainer on Tour - 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wischiwaschi

    Good to drive, not so busy

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    • June 18, 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

  • Guido H. 🚵‍♂️ 🌳🏃‍♂️

    Lock Herne Ost

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    • September 17, 2020

  • PottPurche

    Imposing lock with a height difference of 12 m

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    • November 2, 2021

  • Kerstin

    Be sure to stop and be amazed

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    • July 13, 2020

  • Jens

    Good opportunity for a little break

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    • April 29, 2021

  • Rainer Kr☮ne

    There is always something to see at this lock. The large lock step is very impressive.

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    • September 6, 2021

  • rolliblair

    The twin locks in the Rhine-Herne Canal (built from 1986 to 1992 to the current state) overcome a lift of almost 13! Meter. The chambers are each 120 meters long and 12 meters wide. To reduce water loss from the smuggling process, the chambers are interconnected and can thus exchange water, halving the water loss to the underwater. A technical building worth seeing simply because of the high lift.

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    • January 15, 2022

  • Kalle

    It's always nice to drive along the canal and take a break at the lock and sometimes watch the shipping traffic

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    • January 24, 2022

  • BlurredTime

    The perfect spot for a drink break while the ships sail in and out of the lock below.

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    • February 12, 2022

  • Bogi

    Watching "boats" is particularly fun here.

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    • May 22, 2020

  • Atze (Roland H.)

    The large lock system is very impressive.

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    • March 24, 2022

  • Jens Günther

    An exciting place for a rest. Watch ships lock

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    • May 24, 2022

  • Karkosch

    It's always nice on the canal

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    • August 6, 2022

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Location: Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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