Niederfinow is a municipality in the district of Barnim in Brandenburg in Germany. It is is located 68 km from Berlin, on the Oder-Havel-Kanal. It is famous for the Niederfinow boat lift which is the oldest extant boat lift in Germany.
This unique technological spectacle offers a visitors' platform with a view of the lower Oder fault, the heights of Falkenberg and Liepe. In the next few years Niederfinow will be able to offer even more attractions through the construction of a second ship lift and a modern information centre.
Things to see and do
* Boat lift
Cruise Season – Oct - April
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 13.29 sq km’s
Population – 700 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49
Port Location – The port is located on the Oder-Havel-Kanal.
Transport Links – Brandenburg is served by the same airports as Berlin. Tegel International Airport is in the north of Berlin and Schönefeld International Airport in the south. Schönefeld Airport turns in 2011 to Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport (BBI), while Tegel will close after BBI is established.
Since Berlin is located in the middle of Brandenburg, there are highways (Autobahn) to all major directions crossing through Brandenburg. Many places in Brandenburg can be reached by car within one or two hours from the center of Berlin.
The railway system is oriented towards Berlin. There are frequent regional trains connecting Berlin with all major cities in Brandenburg. However, it is often difficult to get to smaller places via public transport.