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Elbe Lateral Canal

The double-ship-lift of Lüneburg is located on the Elbe Lateral Canal in the district of Lüneburg near the small town of Scharnebeck (that is why it is also called "ship lift of Scharnebeck"). Ships overcome here as in an oversized elevator a height difference of 38 m.


The ship lift of Lüneburg operates around the clock.
Exceptions are 24/12 and 31/12. 
Excluded are: 25/12, 26/12 as well as the 01/01.
On 24/12 and 31/12 operations take place from 12 am to 12 pm. 


Right next to the ship lift there is an exhibition hall, in which the different types of construction of descent structures (locks and lifts) are shown.