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Schiffshebewerk Scharnebeck

Schiffshebewerk Scharnebeck
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Roddy999
Newquay, UK129 contributions
This is most certainly 'Wow' engineering.
Aug 2018 • Family
You just have to see this. An absolutely massive boat lift for anything from a pleasure boat to a huge commercial barge. Then, together with 100's of tons of water being lifted up over 100 feet to the upper canel. Its quite a spectacular sight, especially as the public vìewing area is right by the duel lifts themselves. This is engineering at its best. Car park is nearby and costs 2 euros. There is a 10 minute walk between the car park and the viewing area. Brilliant.
Written 28 August 2018
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5Psi
Centreville, VA335 contributions
German engineering
Nov 2017 • Solo
Really cool boat lift - worth stopping by to watch the elevators. There is also a small museum but I didn't go in. Parking is just up the street, through the traffic circle and on the left.

All the signs are in German and a nice local man tried to describe it to me but his English and my German were equally bad.
Written 8 April 2018
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global3adventure
Quito, Ecuador535 contributions
A must see engineering marvel !
May 2017 • Friends
Imposing on the horizon for miles is this impressive twin elevator structure lifting or lowering large ships 38 meters in just a few minutes ! Several ships were raised and lowered in water filled basins by the elevators during our time there. Totally different engineering design but comparably impressive to the Panama Canal Locks. When built in 1974 this was the largest ship elevator in the world. There is an excellent exhibition hall & museum with several interactive displays - even though it is all in German we still found it very valuable.
Written 6 July 2017
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Lennart G
Slagelse, Denmark291 contributions
Crazy engineering…
Aug 2015 • Couples
When we arrived, they were just about to lift up a large ship...
Absolutely crazy engineering...
Best way to describe it, is two large bathtubs that lift up to ships and boats.

Must see, if you're a engineering buff...
Written 20 August 2015
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perle369
Malaga, Spain1,783 contributions
One of the most interesting and amazing things I have ever seen!
Aug 2013 • Friends
We visited this twin ship lift in Saturday and were immediately struck by the immense size of this construction. What engineering! What design! A stupendous undertaking. We first visited the extremely interesting museum/interactive display of ship lifts. We were amazed and the variety of devices employed in the lifting, lowering and indeed turning round/spinning of barges and ships. We had not though this kind of thing possible.
We then went to the viewing platform to see the machinery in operation. The speed with which the barge was lifted 38 metres up into the air in its water filled canal pod so it could join the higher canal. It took just 3 minutes!!!!
Written 19 August 2013
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