How much does it cost to use the lock in the Koschen Canal? When is the lock open? How long does it take to pass through the lock? What types of boat are permitted on the canal?
There is no charge to use the Koschen Canal between Lake Geierswalde and Lake Senftenberg. During high season, the lock is open from 9am to 10pm. The lock-keeper is available until 7pm and can provide assistance if you have any problems or questions. After 7pm boaters have to operate the lock themselves.
It takes approximately 15 minutes to pass through the lock, and around 50 minutes to get from one end of the kilometre-long canal to the other. The lock chamber has usable dimensions of 29 x 6 metres.
The canal is open to all types of watercraft but it is important to remember that they must be no more than 6 metres wide, 3.5 metres tall and 29 metres long. Sailing boats must be able to fold down their masts.
The lock-keeper is the person to contact for all matters relating to the lock and the canal.
- Every day from April to October (including public holidays).
- April 9am to 8pm
- May 9am–9pm
- June 9am to 10pm
- July 9am to 10pm
- Aug 9am to 10pm
- Sep 9am to 8pm
- Oct 9am to 6pm
There may be long waiting times while the solar catamaran Aqua Phönix passes through the Koschen Canal and the lock.
approx.. 10.40–11.20am (departs 10.30am Senftenberg marina)
approx. 1.10–1.50pm (departs 1pm Geierswalde)
approx. 3.10 –3.40pm (departs 3pm Senftenberg marina)
approx. 4.55–5.35pm (departs 4.45pm Geierswalde)