Lock availability Kiel Canal

We would like to inform about the lock availability in Brunsbüttel and Kiel. Due to construction works or unplanned incidents, temporary closures or obstructions may unfortunately occur.


To view the lock availability please click on the following link: Lock Availability


If you click on the symbols in the lock chambers, you can additionally view the long-term planning of the respective lock chamber.


In this regard, we would like to point out a momentary peculiarity in Kiel-Holtenau:


Currently, pleasure crafts and commercial vessels are directed together through the great lock, as the small locks are permanently closed. For safety reasons, pleasure crafts are usually only allowed to enter the lock chamber (a white interrupted light) behind the commercial vessels. Please be increased cautious while using The Kiel-Holtenau locks.

See also "Tips for safe passage through the Kiel Canal locks".