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Schleuse Datteln

Schleuse Datteln

Bike Touring Highlight

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Please check local regulations for: Naturpark Hohe Mark - Westmünsterland

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  • Dietmar

    The Schachtschleuse was built in 1928 and put into operation in 1931 - a true piece of industrial culture.

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    • April 18, 2018

  • The large lock Datteln was built in 1928 and opened in 1931 together with the canal. It has a length of 222 m, a width of 12 m, the drop height is 7.5 m and the water consumption per smuggling is 20,000 m³. Ships with a draft of up to 2.8 m can be sluiced. On the upstream and downstream side, this lock is closed by lift gates. These sluice gates were renewed in November 1993.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • April 30, 2017

  • Nice to see on this canal route

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    • October 17, 2017

  • A lock, like so many others on the canal.
    At least at first glance.
    If you look closer, you notice a much larger difference in height compared to the other canal locks.
    And then there is this node that the lock serves.

    So definitely worth it.

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    • October 28, 2018

  • From the Dateln lock you have a wonderful view over the canal 🤗

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    • February 9, 2020

  • Very nice view Relax

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    • June 1, 2017

  • This junction is located directly on the Wesel-Datteln Canal, not far from the Datteln Sea. Here the Datteln-Hamm Canal joins the Dortmund-Ems Canal and the Wesel-Datteln Canal branches off less than 150 m away. Along the canals you come in the direction of Dortmund and Münster, in the direction of Wesel you come in the direction of Haard and Halterner Stausee. No matter which direction, everything is absolutely recommendable and suitable for almost all types of bikes (except racing bikes).

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    • May 21, 2021

  • From the Rhine, the Datteln locks belong to the last of the six canal stages of the Wesel-Datteln Canal (WDK) at canal kilometer 59.28 in Datteln-Natrop. One kilometer above, the Wesel-Datteln Canal joins the Dortmund-Ems Canal at the Datteln canal junction (Dattelner Meer).The large Datteln lock was built in 1928 and opened in 1931 together with the canal. The lock chamber is 222 m long, 12 m wide, the drop is 7.5 m and the water consumption per lock is 20,000 m³. Ships with a draft of up to 2.8 m can be locked. This lock is closed by lifting gates on the upper and lower water sides. These lock gates were renewed in November 1993.The small lock Datteln right next to it is 112 m long and 12 m wide. The lock was built in 1964. It has a lifting gate on the upstream side and a sliding gate on the downstream side. The suspended sliding gate is a safety measure against possible mountain subsidence, since its function is not affected by slopes in the terrain.A double lock, i.e. a trip up and down together, takes about 40 minutes. An average of 90 ships pass through the two locks every day.The return pumping station, which has been in place since the canal was commissioned in 1931, initially serves to pump the lock operating water that has drained into the downstream water back into the headwater. In addition, if required, Rhine water can be pumped via the entire pumping station chain of the WDK in the direction of the Dattelner Meer to feed the Herne/Datteln-Münster crest section of the West German canal network. The four pumps each have a capacity of 4300 liters per second.The Datteln lock group is part of the Industrial Heritage Route.

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    • May 11, 2022

  • View of the lock Flaesheim

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    • February 25, 2015

  • The large Datteln lock was built in 1928 and opened in 1931 together with the canal. The lock chamber is 222 m long, 12 m wide, the drop is 7.5 m and the water consumption per lock is 20,000 m³. Ships with a draft of up to 2.8 m can be locked. This lock is closed by lifting gates on the upper and lower water sides. These lock gates were renewed in November 1993. Source Wikipedia

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    • September 14, 2022

  • The junction system helps with orientation.

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    • July 31, 2021

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Location: Datteln, Recklinghausen, Ruhr Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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