Godhögen Lock, Gota Canal

Motala, Töreboda

The locks at Godhögen were operated by successive generations of the Jansson family for 97 years. The first of them, Jan Erik Jansson, began as a lockkeeper on 1 April 1857. In 1894, Theodor Jansson took over and was followed on 14 March 1938 by carpenter Frans Olof Jansson, who was lockkeeper until 1954.


Formal name:  Vetenskaperna/The Sciences.
Built: 1822.
Technical facts: This double lock has a rise of 5.1 metres. The original lock wall between the centre gates was removed in the 1960s and replaced by a wall in reinforced concrete.


Contact information

AB Göta kanalbolag
Box 3
591 21 Motala
Phone: +46-141202050

E-mail: info@gotakanal.se
Website: http://www.gotakanal.se

Opening hours

2018 Göta Canal is open:
Booking season May 2 - June 10
High season June 11 - August 15
Booking season August 16 - September 30