Deutsche Welle 2004
Web design from the 19th of July to the 30th of July
Lifting Ships in Brandenburg at Niederfinow.
The waterways of Germany has made the engineers inventive and thus
they created possibilities of moving ships and barges from one river
section to another by using certain technical achievements. One of these
is at Niederfinow, which is currently beeing modernised.
We shall try to explain this process of lifting a ship either from a lower or an upper section of a river to proceed on the other end.
WELCOME TO THE CANAL LIFT IN NIEDERFINOW OF GERMANY
This page is about Niedefinow Ship Lock which opened on the 21
It is pretty impressing when you are standing on the visitors platform watching this spectacle and enjoying the view over the surrounding region.
The lift is closed for an average of 67 days a year because of frozen rivers. During this period repairs are undertaken.
"Interesting, beautiful and impressive" are used when talking about the lift at Niederfinow.
500.000 visitors annually can't all be wrong.
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