Tide Barrage

The Tide Barrage in Bremerhaven connects the river Geeste with the Bederkesa-Geeste Canal.

Along the waterway Elbe-Weser from Bremerhaven to Otterndorf. It connects the River Elbe and the River Weser and consists of the Hadelner Canal, the Aue, the Bederkesa-Geeste-Canal and the River Geeste. Today professional ships rarely use the waterway Elbe-Weser. Now it is more widely used by sport boats and recreational crafts. It has a total length of 61,5 kilometers. Coming from Bremerhaven you first pass through the tide barrage Bremerhaven located on the River Geeste and then turn into the Bederkesa-Geeste-Canal. The canal can only be traveled by boats with a draught of 1,5 meters.
Due to the numerous bridges (approx. passage height 2,70 meters) sailboats must fold the mast.

Sluice periods

1st April - 31st October
Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat. 7.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

1st November - 31st March
Mon - Fri. 8 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.
Sat. and Sun. no locks

Boats with a height of 2.70 m can not lock about 2 hours before or 2 hours after the flood. Smaller boats on request.

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Tide Barrage

Am Wischacker
27576 Bremerhaven
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Tide Barrage
Am Wischacker
27576 Bremerhaven


 0049 (0)471 - 21 678

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Erlebnis Bremerhaven GmbH
Bremerhaven Touristik & Tourist-Infos
H.-H.-Meier-Straße 6
27568 Bremerhaven


 0049 471 - 41 41 41
 0049 471 - 80 93 61 90

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Opening hours:

May - September
(Heligoland saison)
Mon. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
October - April
Mon. - Sun. 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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