Various experiences on land and on the water



Conquer the Finow canal by canoe, on an active form of transportation that brings you closer to nature. Paddle in pairs or in a group on the water and take a few breaks to go on shore - there's lots to see here!


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Hand-operated historical locks

They are still here today! All 12 historical locks are still opened and closed by hand using a... 

Heegermühle lock

Eberswalde Our locks have a history! So does the Heegermühle lock. The Kesselschleuse, which is double the... 

Wolfswinkel lock

Eberswalde The Kesselschleuse was completed in 1876. Before, the weir, in addition to its function to regulate... 

Lift bridge Eberswalde

Eberswalde The lift bridge goes over the Finow canal with a curve radius of just 35 metres. It was constructed... 

Wire hammer lock

Eberswalde The Kesselschleuse (basin lock), with entrances set off to the left, was finished in... 

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Important information

  • Finow canal: max. speed without a licence 6 km/h
  • Oder-Havel waterway max. speed 9 km/h
  • The twelve hand-operated Finow canal locks are staffed in the season from 29 April until 16 October 2016 daily from 9 am - 5 pm.
  • The lift bridge in Eberswalde opens in the season when needed in 2 hour cycles, daily between 8 am - 6 pm.
  • Paddlers have priority when mooring at the green landing stage in the Finow canal locks' lower and upper approach.
  • No commercial shipping on the Finow canal

Facts about the Finow canal

  • Max. depth: 1.20 m
  • Min. clearance height: 3.85 m
  • Number of locks: 12 (overcoming a gradient of almost 36 m)
  • Max. vessel size: 41.50 m x 5.10 m
  • Length: 31.9 km