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Oberturm und Wappen des Schiffshebwerk Henrichenburg.

The Henrichenburg Shiplift

For a popular day trip on the water

The Prussian eagle has been flying high above the Dortmund-Ems Canal on the impressive towers at the Henrichenburg ship lift in Waltrop for the last 120 years.  To this day the steel lift has lost none of its fascination. It was built to enable waterway traffic to negotiate a 14-metre-high section of the canal, and was in operation for over 60 years. Today the landmark is a popular destination because it offers visitors a water playground and boat tours, alongside many other opportunities to explore life and work on the water.

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday and public holidays 10 am – 6 pm
Final admission 5.30 pm

Closed: Mondays (except public holidays)



LWL-Museum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg
Am Hebewerk 26
45731 Waltrop

Tel: 02363 9707-0

Admission charges

Adults: 5.00 Euro
Adults in groups of 16 persons or more: 4.50 euros
Reduced*: 2.50 Euro
Children, young people, pupils: free
* Those entitled to a reduction are recipients of current benefits under the Social Security Codes II and XII, students under 30, trainees, people doing voluntary service, people with a degree of disability of 50%.

Free admission
LWL Museums' Card, LVR Museums' Card, Deutscher Museumsbund, ICOM, RuhrtopCard (once only)

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LWL Museums of Industrial Heritage

Eight former work sites are united under the roof of the Westphalian State Museum of Industrial Heritage. The unique industrial buildings are all architecturally fascinating. Events and exhibitions fill the houses with life, and link topics from the past with current issues. Thus the disused plants today form a versatile forum for industrial heritage.

The LWL-Industriemuseum preserves, researches and communicates the culture of the industrial age from the start to the present day.


LWL-Museum of Industrial Heritage | Westphalian State Museum