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This is certainly worthwhile a visit with the possibility to travel on a ship through the floodgates, along the canal and/or river. In addition some great level walks with a coffeehouse nearby.
Great for warmer days with plenty of benches to rest and lovely views.
The most impressive part is the fact that the old floodgate is still intact and sits next to the completely rebuild modern version. A great place to walk around and learn about the complete channel system and the river Weser. A nice addition is the...More
The small lock/Mittelland Canal museum was very interesting. Well worth the €1.50. It’s a few steps South of the lock cafe. We are on our boat using the canal this second time headed for Berlin. All kinds of interesting displays showing the canal and lock...More
THis is actually related to a separately listed item in TripAdvisor, the Schachtschleuse Ship Lock. It is part of the unique situation where a man-made canal intersects with the Wese River in Minden. Except the canal (which in total traverses several hundred km across Germany)...More
From the historic town center you can walk through the old fisherman's quarter along the river Weser to the waterway crossing within 30 minutes. You can enjoy the landscape with the 2 canals crossing the river. Interesting architecture from 1910 plus good views of the...More
Our stay in Minden just happened to fall on the 100th.anniversary of the large lock on the river Weser. We enjoyed a river trip cruising over a canal and then using the lock, actually travelling under the canal. There were great celebrations whilst we were...More