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A trip through the charming area of Schleswig Holsten 

Eider & Trene Rivers / Giselaukanal | Germany: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 97 km
Number of locks: 4
Lock dimensions: 59.00 x 9.00
Max. depth: 0.90
Max. headroom: 3.50
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Nord-Ostsee-Kanal | Germany
North Sea

The smal River Eider
has a total length of 188 km, but is navigable from Rensburg only. The navigable part starts right in the middle of the town of Rensburg, it is there not connected to the Nord-Ostseekanal which runs parallel to it. This connection is made with the Gieselaukanal in the northwest of Oldenbüttel only.

It offers a romantic tour through the marshland in the middle of the flat, north German landscape of Schleswig-Holstein.

Friedrichstadt / Tönning / Süderstapel / Prinzenmoor / Rendsburg

Bargener Fähre

The navigable Treene
River Treene is from the lock to the Eider in the south of Friedrichstadt until Kellighusen conditionally navigable.


Since River Eider doesn’t have a connection to the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal at Rendsburg, it was established 20 km later, in the southwest with this 3 km long canal. The Gieselauer lock is one km before the confluence into the NOK.