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The biggest in Europe, apparently

The locks at Minden link the Mittellandcanal with the river Weser and a wharf complex.There is an... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Kris G
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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 18 June 2018
Lohne (Oldenburg), Germany
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Bauhofstr. 2, 32425 Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

The locks at Minden link the Mittellandcanal with the river Weser and a wharf complex.There is an old lock dating back to the late 19th century and a new , huge, one that opened last year. Both are interesting feats of engineering and can be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kris G
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bill D
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Martin D
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Aimilios T
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

1  Thank John B
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

Date of experience: April 2012
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