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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Copper hammer lock

Eberswalde The lock was constructed in 1875 as the first chamber lock in Mark Brandenburg with a drop height... 

Eberswalde city lock

Eberswalde The Eberswalde city lock, built in 1831, is remarkable. It is the oldest operational lock between... 

Ragöse lock

Eberswalde Location: Finow canal, km 80,99 Dimensions: functional length of lock chamber: l. 41,50 m, r. 39,80... 

Stecher lock

Niederfinow Location: Finow canal, km 84,39 Dimensions: functional length of lock chamber: l. 41,42 m, r. 38,07... 

Liepe lock

Liepe Location: Finow canal, km 88,91 Dimensions: functional length of lock chamber: l. 38,07 m, r. 37,87... 

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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