Boat Lift - Niederfinow, Germany, BB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi
N 52° 50.948 E 013° 56.518
33U E 428748 N 5856013
Quick Description: This is the famous 'Schiffshebewerk' (Boat Lift) of Niederfinow, Germany, Brandenburg. It is listed as a 'Historisches Wahrzeichen der Ingenieurbaukunst' (historical Ingeneering Landmark) and in the German Monument Registers.
Location: Brandenburg, Germany
Date Posted: 3/14/2014 12:26:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMKBBX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
This is the famous 'Schiffshebewerk' (Boat Lift) of Niederfinow, Germany, Brandenburg. It is listed as a 'Historisches Wahrzeichen der Ingenieurbaukunst' (historical Ingeneering Landmark) and in the German Monument Registers.

The boat lift has been built 1927-34. And it is still in use. It's the oldest boat lift in Germany which is still in use. A new boat lift is actually under construction and will be finished in 2014.

Some technical details:
- building costs: 27.5 Mio. Reichsmark
- dimensions: Height: 60m - Length: 94m - Width: 27m
- height difference: 36m
- needed time for lift: 20 minutes
- max. ship length: 84m
- used steel: 13,800 tons

The Schiffshebewerk was the first Ingeneering Landmark which received the German Award in 2007.


The boat lift can be visited!
Waterway Name: Oder-Havel Canal

Connected Points:
the rivers Havel and Oder


Type: Lift

Date Opened: 1/1/1934

Elevation Difference (meters): 34.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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