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Optimization of the transfer facilities for "muscle-powered water tourism" (Action C 2)

The Waterway and Shipping Office (WSA) Koblenz improves the possibilities for canoe tourists to pass the weirs of Ahl and Limburg by renovating and reconstructing the two buildings. The users (rowers, canoeists and kayakers) will be provided with user-friendly and safe portage sites to overcome existing barrages beyond the official operating times of the locks.

The entrance and exit points for the transfer of smaller sports boats at the Ahl and Limburg weir are simple staircases with long walking distances and difficult to use. A platform in front of the exit and insertion points and a modified path will ease the transfer of small boats for all water tourists.

The use of natural building materials allows a near-natural design and better integration into the existing terrain.

Existing transfer device at the lock Ahl
Existing transfer device at the lock Ahl (source: WSA Koblenz)
Example of a user-friendly boat ramp at the Lahn (source: WSA Koblenz)