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Ruppiner Waters: Vielitzsee / Gudelacksee / Rhin / Tetzelsee / Ruppiner See / Bützrhin / Alter Rhin / Kremmer Rhin / Ruppiner Kanal / Oranienburger Kanal
Ruppiner Waters | Germany: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||71 km|
|Number of locks:||4|
|Lock dimensions:||38.50 x 5.08|
|Max. depth:||1.00||Max. headroom:||3.10|
|Degree of difficulty:||For beginners (few locks)|
|Requirements:||No license asked for hired boats|
|Character of waterway:||back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered|
|Profile of waterway:||Used by tourists only|
Waterway has access to:Havel-Oder-Waterway | Germany
A disastrous fire destroyed Neuruppien in one night. In order to be able to reconstruct this town, work on a canal between Berlin and the lakes of Ruppin started in 1787.
At km 21 the Oranienburger Kanal branches off the Oder-Havel-Wasserstrasse and is later replaced by the Ruppiner Kanal. It leads through the locks of Tiergarten and Hohenbruch to the north of Kremmen. Navigation then continues on the Kremmener Rhin. After 8 kilometres we have the choice to continue to the southwest over the Alten Rhin and the Fehrbelliner Kanal to Fehrbellin or go to the northwest on the Bützrhin to the Bützsee.
From the Bützsee one gets through the lock of Altfriesack into the Ruppiner See and to Alt- and Neuruppin. Passing the lock Altruppin at Neumühle leads to the Zermützelsee and then on the Rhin to Londow at the Gudelacksee.
Places along the waters of Ruppin
Lindow / Zermützel / Alt Ruppin / Neuruppin / Wustrau-Altfriesack / Fehrbellin / Kremmen / Oranienburg