Heda Lock, Gota Canal

Motala, Linköping

The lockkeeper's house is of timber and originally belonged to Brunnby Manor. It has the name "Ugglebo" and is located near a spring where at one time it was possible to "take the waters". The house has probably been here since the end of the 18th century and may have served as a doctor's residence at the time the spring was in use. After the canal company bought the property, it was used as a bakery before it finally became a lockkeeper's cottage.


Formal name: Oscar Fredrik (King Oscar II).
Built: 1818-1820.
Technical facts: This double lock has a rise of 5.2 metres. Operation is hydraulic and the lock was electrified in 1970.

Contact information

AB Göta kanalbolag
Box 3
59121 Motala
Phone: +46-141202050

E-mail: info@gotakanal.se
Website: 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