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LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg

Am Hebewerk 26, 45731 Waltrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2363 97070
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Fascinating piece of Industrial Engineering

Visited here on 05/09/17 the main attraction is the old boat lift which is a superb piece of... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
Douglas J
via mobile
The Lifts near Waltrop Germany

This place is fantastic it is a living story of the history of the area. This is the oldest of the... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2017
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Sep 19, 2017
“Fascinating piece of Industrial Engineering”
Mar 9, 2017
“The Lifts near Waltrop Germany”
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Am Hebewerk 26, 45731 Waltrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2363 97070
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Visited here on 05/09/17 the main attraction is the old boat lift which is a superb piece of industrial engineering. It used to lift boats on the Dortmund - Ems canal. There is an attached museum and boat yard. A short 5-10 minute walk will...More

Thank Douglas J
Reviewed March 9, 2017

This place is fantastic it is a living story of the history of the area. This is the oldest of the lifts and then there are more dating up to the present day , All in working order, Lovely cafe on site and lots of...More

Reviewed August 7, 2016

We were very impressed with this enormous construction. You can climb all the way up to the bridge and go inside various spaces below. The next door museum explains how it all works. It's also a nice area to walk around, and there's a terrace...More

Thank cinbkk
Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is very different from all other sites. The ship lift can be entered. Very well done because you can truly imagine how it is to lift a ship. Many models inside demonstrate how the cylinders work to get the job done. The site is...More

Thank PoggiBonsi2012
Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is one of the finest pieces of industrial heritage in the German Ruhr-area. The lift itself is the highlight. From the higher parts one gets a nice view over the environment. In additional buildings one can see exhibitions with steam engines and about the...More

Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were staying in Mulheim and it took us an hour and three quarters to get there by train and bus. This is a visit for those particularly interested in industrial history. However, it was certainly worth it as the ship lift is beautiful and...More

Thank HattieWeymouth
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very impressive construction and also nice walk along the canal plus close is a place to sit outside and have a bite and a drink. Museum is very interesting but a bit expensive.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed June 12, 2015

This open-air museum on the Dortmund-Ems canal details the history of shipping in this area. The Henrichenburg ship-lift is the highlight. You can go in and under and see how it all worked, then go on top to see how far the ships had to...More

Thank Ed R
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