Germany » Fulda und Werra Rivers | Germany
Both of them together become the Weser at Hannoversch Münden
Fulda und Werra Rivers | Germany: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||32 km|
|Number of locks:||5|
|Lock dimensions:||38.00 x 5.00|
|Max. depth:||1.40||Max. headroom:||3.50|
|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:||Hardly ever used|
Waterway has access to:Weser River | Germany
Fulda has its source right in the south of Feldberg and meets the Werra after 218 km at Hann. Münden and becomes then the Weser. It is navigable for the last 30 km only, from Kassel to Hann. Münden, there one has access to the navigable Weser and therewith to the rest of the German waterways net.
Biggest town along the river is Kassel.
was made navigable far into its upper stream in 1602 already. One can still see a lock of those times at Rotenburg.
The River is navigable after its confluence with Fulda for about 10.5 km to the Mühle of Hedemünden. Two locks have to be passed on this stretch, the first right after Hann. Münden and the second after 4.8 km at the hydroelectric power station of the Werra, after 5.7 km one can find something like a landing stage.