Canoeing

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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Ruhlsdorf lock

Marienwerder Location: Finow canal, km 59,23 Dimensions: functional length of lock chamber: l. 38,42 m, r.... 

Leesenbrück lock

Marienwerder Location: Finow canal, km 61,11 Dimensions: functional length of lock chamber: l. 41,62 m, r. 38,25... 

Grafenbrück lock

Marienwerder Location: Finow canal, km 63,33 Dimensions: functional length of lock chamber: left 41,62 m, right... 

Schöpfurth lock

Schorfheide OT Finowfurt Location: Finow canal, km 67,53 Dimensions: functional length of lock chamber: l. 38,25 m, r. 40,80... 

Niederfinow boat lift

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

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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

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