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Boat Lift (Schiffshebewerk) Niederfinow

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Address: Hebewerkstr. 52, 16248 Niederfinow, Brandenburg, Germany
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+49 33362 71377

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Very impressive piece of engineering

As many other reviewers already pointed out, the ship lift is an impressive piece of engineering which is definitely worth a visit (just a an hours' drive from central Berlin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As many other reviewers already pointed out, the ship lift is an impressive piece of engineering which is definitely worth a visit (just a an hours' drive from central Berlin). The visitors' walkway will lead you up to the actual lift where you can walk along it and see ships being lifted. There is plenty of activity on weekends with... More 

Thank kr0elle
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Eighty years on and this is still an engineering masterpiece. The adjacent concrete replacement is due to take over - or at least become operational - in the not too distant future but in the meantime make the most of this marvel of German engineering situated about thirteen miles from the Polish border. We took a boat and actually experienced... More 

Thank MandM29
Berlin, Germany
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33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Built in 1934, the Boat Lift Niederfinow still carries over 10 thousand boats a year - with the water under them. It was amazing to see this huge construction. I've never imagined anything like this exists. If you drove there you can drop in to the hilly landscape of the beautiful Uckermark.

Thank alidaszabo
Kiato, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Α feat of engineering with great usefulness in life along the river.This project is one of the most important works that I have seen in my life and while it is very well maintained.Bravo to Niederfinow

1 Thank Giannis_Anna96
Lopik, The Netherlands
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123 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

It's impressive to see the enormous ship elevator working. We didn't go up the stairs but had a look from below. You could see the elevator working quite good from there. It's worth a visit when you are in the area.

Thank AlexAnnemiek
Winnipeg, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

The boat lift (Schiffshebewerk) Niederflow is a technological marvel considering that it it is continually in use since it was built more than 80 years ago. It is definitely worth a visit so join the crowd of locals and tourists if you are in the area !

Thank Vid P
Norrkoping, Sweden
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

The boat lift is situated not very far from the Poland boarder. It is a fascinating steel building where also rather big ships can be lifted high up Before they continue the trips. Parking is not freee...

1 Thank JohanAdolf
Exminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

For a very small fee you can climb up the slope and steps to the upper canal platform and watch the boats being loaded into a huge basin of water and then being lifted or lowered 36 meters. It is real marvel to behold. My husband who is interested in engineering was completely fascinated by the workings of this ship... More 

1 Thank DebbieDot2014
Brasilia, Brazil
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

The Niederfinow boat lift is located about 50 kilometers far away from Berlin. But it deserves a visit. Just schedulle it in a summer day morning. From the top of the iron structure is possible in a clear day to see at a long distance mountains beyond the Germany-Poland frontier. There are small restaurants in the surroundings of the lift.... More 

2 Thank euryluna
Munich, Germany
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2013

If you are interesting in constructions and engineering this is an interesting place to visit. This boat lift is a listed attraction (Denkmal) which is not surprising considering that it has been in use since it was built in 1934. From this one you can also see the new boat lift which is under construction. The new one is larger... More 

3 Thank CuriousSwede

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