A historic, everyday drama

Thousands of boats pas throuth the Göta Canal locks every summer. Come and watch huge amounts of water pour into one of the 58 locks. Each one is completely unique but most of the locks are powered by hydraulics these days. However, in Borensberg and Tåtorp there are still two that are operated manually.

 

Talk to the lock keepers – maybe they’ll let you help out!

 

Flights of locks

91.8 metres above sea level is the highest point of the Göta Canal. To get there, you have to pass through locks – 58 of them! Some places have flights of locks – several individual locks placed one after the other. The most famous flight of locks is in Berg. It has 7 interconnected locks that lift boats a total of 18.8 metres!

Which flight of locks do you want to visit?