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Dear Skippers,
for a passage through the Kiel Canal, passage dues are incurred on basis of the Ordinance on Passage Dues on the Kiel Canal ( NOKBefAbgV ).
As a service of the Waterways and Shipping Administration, this portal offers you the opportunity to conveniently pay the passage dues in advance, so you can avoid the more cumbersome and time-consuming way to the ticket machines on site. Payment at on-site ticket machines in Kiel-Holtenau is still available as an alternative.
payment methods
TEMPORARILY DEACTIVATED receiving code in a few minutes up to 1 hourGiropay - Onlineüberweisung
receiving code in a few minutes up to 1 hourKreditkartenzahlung
receiving code in a few minutes up to 1 hour (only für for registered accounts)SEPA direct debit
receiving code takes up to several days (bank term) prepayment
More information
You register a passage for a freely selectable day, the proof of payment is already valid two days before and three days after your chosen day, so you remain flexible in your route planning. You can register a passage through two locks and the entire length of the Kiel Canal or a so-called partial passage with only one lock. In this case, your passage ends or begins at the latest on the inland side of the other lock. Both options can be selected westbound or eastbound.
After having payed you will receive within a few minutes up to one hour - depending on the stability of the internet connection - a code by e-mail, which must be shown or communicated at the locks. Please print this code or write it down in bold letters on DIN A 4 size to show it to the inspector at the top of the locks.
It is best to print this out at home on A4 format or write it very large in bold letters on a large piece of paper so that you can show it to the inspector, who is up to 12 m above the pleasure craft on the lock head. The code must be of a certain size in order to be recognized from this distance. A display on a cell phone is too small for this purpose.
In case you need the code in a short time, please pay by credit card or select SEPA-direct debit authorization, this usually works in a few minutes. For direct debit authorization you must register a customer account. If you choose the payment method "Prepayment", the payment process (bank term) can take up to five days, so that the code can only be sent to you afterwards.
 We also offer an automated check: To take part in this, please enter the MMSI number for your AIS device - if available - when you register.

We wish you a relaxing passage through the Kiel Canal!
Here you will find further information for your passage through the Kiel Canal.