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Ascenseur Funiculaire De Strepy-Thieu

Rue Raymond Cordier 50, Le Roeulx 7070, Belgium
+32(0)78-059 059
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Le Roeulx
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Boat Tours
Fee: Yes
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Tarbert, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited the boat lift but did not take the excursion. The staff were very helpful, particularly as I doubt they get many English speaking visitors. We visited at a quiet time, so they put the English version of the film on for us. Quite impressed by the work involved in its construction. On leaving. the boat lift was in... More

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Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When interested in technical marvels in big dimensions Strepy-Thieu shouldn´t be missed. We took a full day from Brussels to the beautiful landscape of Hainaut Province to make a little journey through time seeing historic Canal du Centre with the old boat lifts still functioning, the sloping boat lift in Ronquières and the boat lift at Strepy-Thieu. From the parking... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Sopped here as a short side trip while driving to Germany. The lift itself is a true engineering marvel, well worth seeing. I was there for approximately an hour and saw two boats lifted and lowered during that time, but what you see depends on boar traffic of course. It was interesting to see the process from up inside the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

If you like to see engineering masterpiece then I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. The tallest boat lift in the world is in one of the smallest countries in the world. Magnificent landscape seen from the top on a sunny day. Definitely worth a visit.

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119 reviews 119 reviews
11 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

This is an impressive and accessible civil and mechanical engineering project. The installation lifts and lowers 1350 ton vessels through a height of 73 meters, from one canal to another. The operations are fascinating for old and young. In the building there are interactive displays practically demonstrating some of the engineering principles, again both old and young enjoy participating. The... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

When I saw the building first time from distance, it reminded me on Star Wars - it is huge and looks strange at first sight. But when we stood next to it, it was so impressive to see how the vessels are lifted and what an enormous weight is being moved! There is a visitor center inside and you can... More

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Waterloo, Belgium
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32 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Interesting visit, with the boat that takes you up or down (see timetable on their internet site) with the famous lift. + exhibition on the top floor of the tower = very well done as well. Get the combined ticket at the entrance. We did not take it at the start thinking we would not want to see it after... More

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