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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Chorin Cistercian Monastery

HistoryThe monastery was built as a division of the Lehnin monastery and was sponsored by the... 

Eberswalde Zoo

Eberswalde Perhaps the most thrilling lion enclosure in the world awaits you! When you reach the area where... 

Family-Garden Eberswalde

Eberswalde Where fantasy comes into bloom! Whether the magical playscape of the fairytale world, or the... 

Niederfinow boat lift

Niederfinow It doesn't get steeper than this! Or does it? There is an approximately 36 metre height difference... 

Finow water tower

Eberswalde The water tower is THE symbol of the Finow valley! Climb up and experience the magnificent view!... 

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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