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Schachtschleuse Ship Lock

Bauhofstr. 2, 32425 Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Watch the ships going through

You are never too old to watch ships going through a lock! And here you can get very close, either... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
youngpapaya
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Lohne (Oldenburg), Germany
Bill

Didn’t get what we ordered. But the small pizza was OK but not exceptional. Saw others eating very... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Bill D
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Lyon, France
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4 weeks ago
“Watch the ships going through”
Jan 27, 2018
“Worth a trip”
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Bauhofstr. 2, 32425 Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are never too old to watch ships going through a lock! And here you can get very close, either on land or on a ship itself. Fascinating stuff. Recommended if you are visiting the town. Good parking close by.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Didn’t get what we ordered. But the small pizza was OK but not exceptional. Saw others eating very nice dishes but we don’t speak German and even tho we translated the menu we failed to get the order right. Good coffee and beer.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

An interesting place to visit with ships frequently moving from the Canal to the River and visa versa. Also the possibility to get on a Restaurant Boat for a trip which is fun and relaxing. Close by a small shop for refreshments and nice walks.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

It is very nice to do this water course and to change your orientation using the ancient technology discovered by the Greeks and perfected many years later by Pascal.

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Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

A must visit for tourists. Three large passenger boats with on board café and bar plus an old restored paddle boat steamer ply their trade here. The boat lock is quite big and in everyday use. The Mitt land kana (Midland canal) crosses over the...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2012

An unusual attraction - a working lock which allows ships (well, European barges) to cross between the Mitteland ('Midland') Canal and the River Weser. It brings them up some (or down) a rise 13m in less than 10 minutes. Although built 100 years ago the...More

5  Thank RHaldenby
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