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The main waterway between Baltic Sea and North Sea


Nord-Ostsee-Kanal | Germany: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 98 km
Number of locks: 2
Lock dimensions: 140.00 x 15.00
Max. depth: 3.90
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Main waterway
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

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Baltic Sea

North Sea

On the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal one is always “in touch” with the huge Ocean Cruisers.

It is the quick link between the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. It is a major canal in the true sense of the word. This can’t stop thousands of leisure boats to navigate this impressively scenic waterway since it can be managed in one day. Great care must be taken, however, as it is also heavily used by commercial shipping.


Places along the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal
Kiel / Rendsburg / Brunsbüttel