The ”Long Trödel” (”Long Tow”) section of the historic Finow Canal.
Restored in recent years, this 10 km section of the historic canal
offers an exemplary compromise between today’s
ecologicaldemands and water tourism.
Between ecological demands and water tourism
The Finow Canal is the oldest still navigable artificial
waterway in Germany.
The Niederfinow ship lift overcomes a height difference of
36 meters in the course of the Oder Havel Canal German’s
oldest ship lift reliably serving the needs of commercial and
recreational navigation since 1934. The new Niederfinow ship
lift will enter testing mode in 2020.
Germany’s oldest ship lift, that still works
Niederfinow ship lifts
TRAVEL REPORT FINOW CANAL
On the trail of old industrial culture
The passage through the oldest man-made waterway in Germany that is still navigable, meaning the Finow Canal near Eberswalde in northeast Brandenburg, is an insider tip among connoisseurs. Idyllic landscapes, sunken industrial culture, the city of Eberswalde and twelve historical locks provide exciting experiences and deceleration over a length of 32 kilometers “.