Borensberg Lock, Gota Canal


Borensberg Lock was the first to be built entirely under Swedish supervision.

The old lockkeeper's house dates from 1820. The canal company's directives state that a cottage "of limestone with a tiled roof" was under construction at Husbyfjöl, which was the name of the village until the end of the 19th century. The new lockkeeper's house was built in 1948.


Formal name: Nicolaus August (fourth son of King Oscar I)

Built: 1820

Technical facts: This regulating lock with a rise of 0.2 metre is one of the two which are still manually operated.


Contact information

AB Göta kanalbolag
Platensgatan 12, Hamnen, Motala

Phone: +46-141202050


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