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The Inland Waterway from Hamburg to Bremen


Elbe-Weser Waterway | Germany: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 62 km
Number of locks: 2
Lock dimensions: 50.00 x 5.00
Max. depth: 1.50
Max. headroom: 2.60
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Elbe River | Germany
Weser River | Germany
North Sea

The Inland Waterway from Hamburg to Bremen
was made up of Hadelner-Kanal, the Bederkesa-waterway, the Elbe-Weser-Kanal and the River Geeste and went from Otterndorf at the lower Elbe to Bremerhaven at the Elbe. The lock dimensions are with 50 x 5m not attractive for transportation anymore. It became therefore a much liked short cut for sailing- and motor boats.

The allowed speed of 8km/h and the two locks would allow passing through in one day, but Bad Bederkesa offers everything for a comfortable rest. At km 40 one finds at the marina of WSV Delphin the entire necessary infrastructure. 

Placec along the Elbe-Weser-Schifffahrtsweg in Schleswig-Holstein:
Otterndorf an der Mündung des Haldener-Kanals
Bad Bederkesa, beim Übergang des Haldener-Kanals in den Bederkasa-Geeste-Kanal
Bremerhaven am Einfluss der Geeste