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Leda River und Elisabethfahnkanal | Germany: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 27 km
Number of locks: 4
Lock dimensions: 20.00 x 4.50
Max. depth: 0.90
Max. headroom: 4.00
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: Charter license essential
Character of waterway: back to nature
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Ems-Jade-Kanal | Germany
Küstenkanal and Untere Hunte River | Germany
Nordgeorgsfehnkanal / River Jümme | Germany

Waterways of East Friesland
River Leda is a tributary to River Ems and is together with Sagter Ems navigable for 25 km. The best known harbor town is Leer. Then the waterway goes into
Elisabethfehnkanal which leads to the Küstenkanal. Another one of these beautiful Frisian waters, which has also the advantage to be navigable for a bit bigger boats too.

Turns off to the south at the stitch canal to Elisabethfehnkanal and is navigable until Strücklingen.

This short canal assures the connection from Leda to the places Rhauderfehn and Ostrhauderfehn.

Once passed the very nice city of Leer, this trip offers untouched landscapes only. However, one can find along two branches of River Leda small villages with marinas, on the Sagter Ems its Strücklingen and on the Soeste the village Barssel (it has 6 water sport clubs).

Wine and Dine
I would like to point out to the collected recipes of Manfred Becker!