Finowkanal – Expansion of "Langer Trödel"

New Lock "Zerpenschleuse"

New Lock "Zerpenschleuse" (left) and New Hafendorf Zerpenschleuse (right)

The link between the Obere Havel, the Oder and the Werbellinsee has been completed with the expansion of the 10 km long western section "Langer Trödel" of the oldest still navigable canal in Germany, the Finowkanal. For this purpose three new bridges and a new lock have been built. In 1924, when the lock in Zerpenschleuse was silted up, the section "Langer Trödel" was  no longer operable.

The Finowkanal connects three water tourism regions and serves as a link to Poland with its continuous navigability for sports and charter boats, canoes, rowboats and paddleboats.

With the opening of the water tourism season in 2016, the scenic Finowkanal will be navigable for 42 km between Liebenwalde and Liepe.