LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg

LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg, Waltrop: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg Reviews: 4.5/5

LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg

LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The crowds cheered in joy when the Kaiser officially opened the Henrichenburg Ship Lift on the 11th August 1899. Over a century later visitors to the largest construction on the Dortmund-Ems canal are equally delighted at what they can see and experience. The gigantic ship lift has lain still for over 40 years. But the history of the ship lift and the people who worked on the canal has been brought back to life in our museum. We can offer you a unique collection of historic boats and other floating equipment, some of which even go into operation on special occasions. During the summer season a pleasure steamer departs from the museum quay several times a day. Climb aboard!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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4.5
69 reviews
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Theodora85 P
Preveza, Greece223 contributions
A well spend day to the area!
Sep 2019
A well spend afternoon to the area,with a walk to the park near there!
At the night there is no very good lights around there.
Written July 23, 2020
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Douglas J
Southampton23 contributions
Fascinating piece of Industrial Engineering
Sep 2017 • Couples
Visited here on 05/09/17 the main attraction is the old boat lift which is a superb piece of industrial engineering. It used to lift boats on the Dortmund - Ems canal.
There is an attached museum and boat yard.
A short 5-10 minute walk will take you to the old lock, the new boat lift which is also disused and the current operational lock.
If you are lucky you will get to see the new lock in operation which is impressively large.
There is also a museum next to the new lock which you have to pass through to view the new lock in operation.
The combi ticket covers all these attractions and was a great value at €4.70.
We spent 4 hours wandering around and there is an old London bus cafe and boat trips provided there is a minimum of 10 persons on board.
A bit off the beaten track in the middle of the Ruhr but well worth a visit.
Written September 19, 2017
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RSRACING
Estepona, Spain35 contributions
The Lifts near Waltrop Germany
Dec 2016 • Friends
This place is fantastic it is a living story of the history of the area. This is the oldest of the lifts and then there are more dating up to the present day , All in working order, Lovely cafe on site and lots of information available. well worth a visit. would definitely recommend
Written March 9, 2017
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cinbkk
Bangkok, Thailand2,006 contributions
Impressive piece of old engineering
Jul 2016 • Friends
We were very impressed with this enormous construction. You can climb all the way up to the bridge and go inside various spaces below. The next door museum explains how it all works. It's also a nice area to walk around, and there's a terrace for drinks and a snack.
Written August 7, 2016
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Peter Lie
Soest, The Netherlands6,644 contributions
Pleasantly outside
Apr 2016 • Friends
This is very different from all other sites. The ship lift can be entered. Very well done because you can truly imagine how it is to lift a ship. Many models inside demonstrate how the cylinders work to get the job done. The site is quite large and you need time to visit everything (we did not). Also when the weather is good there is a beergarten for a drink and snack.
Written May 2, 2016
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RHAHJ
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,976 contributions
Formidable ship-lift
Feb 2015 • Solo
This is one of the finest pieces of industrial heritage in the German Ruhr-area. The lift itself is the highlight. From the higher parts one gets a nice view over the environment. In additional buildings one can see exhibitions with steam engines and about the history of the ship lift, and about a number of shipwrecks (not sure whether the latter is permanent). One can also visit a museum ship. There are buses coming here, but it's not the easiest place to reach by public transport.
Written December 3, 2015
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Alan W
Weymouth131 contributions
Worth the trip
Jul 2015 • Couples
We were staying in Mulheim and it took us an hour and three quarters to get there by train and bus. This is a visit for those particularly interested in industrial history. However, it was certainly worth it as the ship lift is beautiful and interesting and set in a lovely location. The little museum next to it is also interesting. Fortunately the day we visited was warm and sunny which meant we could wander around the exhibits and have a snack lunch in the open air café.
Written July 12, 2015
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Ed R
Blenheim, New Zealand693 contributions
A Bit Different and Interesting
Jun 2015 • Family
This open-air museum on the Dortmund-Ems canal details the history of shipping in this area. The Henrichenburg ship-lift is the highlight. You can go in and under and see how it all worked, then go on top to see how far the ships had to be lifted. You can also go in old barges and there is an exhibition on shipwrecks too. Overall very interesting and good value. Loses a star though because of lack of available food when we were there during the week.
Written June 12, 2015
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LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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