It was the main trade route from the Mediterranean to east-central Gaul. It is used by large numbers of boats heading south from Germany and Switzerland to the Mediterranean, but it is also a cruising waterway in its own right, especially in the picturesque valley of the Doubs. A motorway junction north of Mulhouse severed the old canal, but Alsace regional council is funding with VNF the restoration of two abandoned lengths of the canal, which will soon extend over a length of 66 km from Strasbourg to the attractive fortified town of Neuf-Brisach. PK 1.0 Bridge (du Faubourg de Pierre) Works were completed in 1904. PK 24.9 Zillisheim lift bridge, village r/b PK 18.1 Tunnel (canal covered for 140m in front of SNCF railway station, and tramway line 1) For this reason, their ‘default’ readiness is to be prepared for downstream boats. PK 105.0 Lock 30 (Plaine de Pompierre), bridge PK 31.0 Lock 29, bridge Cruiser Profile 8. A cycle path was built along this section in 2011, extending the popular cycle path south from Strasbourg. The canal is to be transferred to the regions, but no timetable has been set for this operation. The territory of the Departments of Bas-Rhin and Moselle located west of the Rhine and the Marne-Rhine Canal, north of the motorway A 4, east of the Saar and south of the border with Germany and the municipalities of Holtzheim, Lingolsheim and Eckbolsheim. As built, the canal was made up of four distinct sections: PK 125.1 Entrance to Grange-Ravey lock-cut, l/b, campsite r/b, small pontoons, services From Mulhouse to Niffer, navigation follows the former Kembs-Niffer branch of the canal, which was upgraded to the 1350-tonne barge standard as part of the Upper Rhine development works. PK 9.4 Lock A (drop 1.90m) PK 211.1 Rochefort-sur-Nenon, mooring under cliff r/b, pontoon moorings along bank, water, also at restaurant u/s r/b. PK 188.6 Old lock 58 (Roset-Fluans), bridge, navigation re-enters Doubs PK 72.8 Montbéliard basin, port de plaisance, quay 55m with 3 perpendicular pontoons, 30 berths, night €10, water €3, electricity €3, shower €2.50, slipway, VNF office, all services in town centre 800m r/b. PK 127.4 Bridge (D50) PK 0.7 Quay r/b PK 163.4 Lock 50 (Tarragnoz) in downstream tunnel entrance, junction with boucle de Besançon PK 10.0 Bridge (Pont Saint-Nicolas), tramway lines A & D PK 162.3 Private industrial quays r/b PK 97.4 Lock 27 (Papeteries), water, navigation enters river Doubs PK 1.2 Bridge (de la Fonderie) PK 97.0 Bridge (D683) PK 6.1 Railway bridge Works are now expected to be restarted in 2010, and the main section giving access to Colmar could be reopened by 2012. PK 201.9 Entrance to Orchamps lock-cut, r/b, bridge Rhone–Rhine Canal travelers' reviews, business hours, introduction, open hours. PK 5.5 U/s tip of island, navigation in r/b arm , The first section of the Canal de Franche-Comté was authorised by Burgundy Council in 1783 and completed in 1802 from the Saône to Dôle. Thoraise tunnel is 185m long, while that at Besançon is 394m long. PK 109.9 Lock 32 (Clerval) The existing locks were built at the turn of the 19th century and enlarged under the Becquey programme (1820-1830). PK 18.2 Mulhouse basin l/b, 50 berths, night €9, water, electricity, shower, pump-out, town centre 500m l/b. Rhine River, river and waterway of western Europe, culturally and historically one of the great rivers of the continent and among the most important arteries of industrial transport in the world. In the 14th century the ponts couverts were built to protect the city. PK 46.1 Lock 3 Rhone-Rhine Canal, Laperrière-Sur-Saône, Bourgogne, France. PK 220.3 Main road viaduct (Corniche), D405 PK 126.4 Confluence of Cusancin l/b, towpath bridge PK 107.4 Motorway bridge (A36) Locks – There are 12 locks in this section, plus a flood lock (normally open) at the crossing of the Ill flood diversion canal (PK 17). Rhône River, historic river of Switzerland and France and one of the most significant waterways of Europe.It is the only major river flowing directly to the Mediterranean Sea and is thoroughly Alpine in character. PK 160.8 Lock 49 and weir (Malâte) PK 101.1 Lock 29 and weir (Goulisse) Well equipped moorings. Lock C gives access to the 400m long ‘dead end’ section of the river north of the level junction with the Canal de la Marne au Rhin. PK 125.4 Lock 39 (Lonot), navigation re-enters Doubs Stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest—an area of unrivaled natural beauty. PK 194.8 Flood gate 60a (Fraisans), bridge, village 1000m l/b The recent white, angular control tower is very noticeable. – 60 rue du Grillenbreit, 68021 Colmar cedex. The long-standing project to open up a new large-scale waterway on the line of the canal, providing a continuous route for Rhine shipping from the North Sea to the Mediterranean, has been abandoned (see Introduction). PK 232.2 Bridge (Samerey) PK 0.9 Bridge (Jonchets) This project was abandoned by Environment Minister Dominique Voynet in 1997. PK 41.3 Lock 17, end of mobile lock-keeper’s service PK 68.3 Lock 12 (Étupes new lock) leading into 3km section of high-capacity waterway (Allan diversion canal) The éclusier at this lock, close to the centre of Mulhouse, controls the chain westwards from locks 39 to 28 at PK31.7. PK 49.9 Turning basin, bollards, no services Take care to keep to the channel on the river section east of the village. PK 225.5 Railway bridge PK 217.9 Navigation enters small arm of Doubs Draught – The maximum authorised draught is 1.80m. PK 218.8 Lock 67 (Jardin-Philippe) in short lock-cut r/b, bridge, navigation re-enters Doubs Located at the foot of the incline for over 25 years, the crystal workshop is a family-run business specializing in the art of crystal blowing and cutting. PK 46.3 Lock 2, beginning of summit level, end of flight and mobile lock keepers’ service The first lock on the Saône side was also built, as well as two tunnels on the summit level, before the project was abandoned. navigation re-enters Doubs He wrote to Crétet, director of Ponts et Chaussées in 1805: ‘It is not palaces or buildings the Empire needs: it is canals and navigable rivers’. PK 0.35 Bridge (Kuss) PK 199.3 Lift bridge (Moulin des Malades) PK 185.6 Bridge (Moulin d’Arenthon), canal narrows for 40m the 10-km-long Belfort branch, which when built was to be the first section of the Canal de Montbéliard à la Haute-Saône. PK 24.5 Lock 35 PK 87.2 Lock 22 (Saint-Maurice), bridge PK 16.8 New lock 41, bridge. PK 24.3 Lift bridge This is presented here as a waterway in its own right, from Strasbourg to Neuf-Brisach, while the two connections to the Rhine and the branch to Colmar are given as branches. Or purchase together and book has 15% discountBuy together and book has 15% discount: 57.50€ 50.00€Buy together. PK 163.0 Entrance to tunnel (Souterrain de la Citadelle) l/b flood gate 50a (Rivotte), bridge, straight on for Besançon centre, halte fluviale l/b, night €15, then passing through lock 51bis (Saint-Paul), recreational traffic only (see plan and distance table for boucle de Besançon). Works were completed in 1833. PK 133.5 Lock 41 and weir (Fourbanne), water PK 191.8 Bridge (Salans-sur-le-Doubs) This loop provides an alternative route for boats through the attractive town, bypassing the 500m length of the through route of the canal through the Citadelle tunnel. PK 143.8 Entrance to Deluz lock-cut r/b, flood lock 46a PK 215.3 Railway bridge Turn left for the Vosges and Nancy, right for the Port of Strasbourg and the Rhine, on the other (north) side of the canal are La Robertsau weir and lock C (works craft only). PK 45.7 Lock 5 Works were completed up to the main summit level, with 13 locks, 20.6 km beyond Botans. The much larger lock to the right (north) was built in 1995 in an even more striking style. PK 51.6 Lock 3, bridge, end of summit level, Montreux-Château 400m, moorings u/s for 4 boats, night €5, water, electricity. Bourgogne Marine is a long-established boat harbour offering repairs and maintenance. PK 179.4 Bridge (Torpes-Boussières) PK 12.1 Footbridge (Passerelle de l’Orangerie) The lock numbers do not conform to these totals, because of various changes made since the canal was first built. The navigable length of the river is shown on the detailed plan of Strasbourg opposite. PK 29.0 Lock 31 PK 16.4 Former lock, bridge (Bâle) It is navigated at the users’ risk, while navigation on the cross-Strasbourg link is not encouraged by the Strasbourg Port Authority. Hiring your own cruising boat is an ideal way to explore and experience the pleasures and treasures that the French waterways have to offer. fr Le régiment tient son secteur (le long du Canal de la Marne au Rhin) pendant plus de trois semaines. PK 102.9 Entrance to Pompierre lock-cut, r/b, flood gate 30a (Rang), bridge Duisburg is a true city on water: the Rhine, the Ruhr, the Rhine-Herne Canal and the world’s largest inland port are all waiting to be explored. Birthplace of Louis Pasteur. PK 136.1 Ougney bridge Here, join a Local Guide for a WALKING TOUR of the city that reveals an eventful past through its castles, fortress walls, towers, squares, and monuments. The northern branch of the Canal du Rhône au Rhin originally ran from the through route at Mulhouse (PK 13.5 in the following table) to Strasbourg, a distance of 96km. PK 42.2 Lock 15, bridge, beginning of mobile lock- keepers’ service While it may go largely unnoticed today, this technological marvel remains a surprisingly recent – and crucially important – addition to the German landscape. PK 142.4 Lock 45 and weir (Aigremont) PK 44.4 Lock 11 We'll return on board and continue on to Lutzelbourg. PK 65.8 Lock 10 (Marivées), bridge PK 197.8 Ranchot bridge, timber quay (25m) r/b for 5 boats, night €7, water, electricity, village 100m r/b, Rans 500m l/b PK 194.2 Entrance to Dampierre lock-cut, r/b – Subdivision de Belfort: 6, rue Alfred Engel, BP 06, 90800 Bavilliers (PK 0-65), VNF – Direction territoriale Rhône-Saône Overview 2. Inland Waterways of France– 310 pages : 8th Edition : 2010 –The comprehensive Imray book (click lefthand) ‘Inland Waterways of France’ and its accompanying map (click righthand) cover all the rivers and canals of France in full descriptive detail. PK 10.4 Bridge (Pont Sainte-Madeleine) PK 19.4 Lock 39, start of mobile lock-keeper service PK 209.5 Lock 64 (Audelange), navigation re-enters Doubs PK 144.5 Deluz bridge, paper mill. PK 1.6 Footbridge (passerelle des Juifs) PK 25.8 Lock 34, bridge PK 65.6 Former canal to Fesches, l/b PK 40.1 Lock 19, bridge The Rhine is more prone to high water in May or June between Cologne and Vienna, while the Rhone can experience high winds all summer long. The new lock on the Neuf-Breisach link canal measures 40 by 6.00m. PK 5.9 D/s tip of island, bridge (tramway, line B) PK 1.2 Bridge (République), quay d/s r/b, water PK 203.5 New flood lock 63 (Orchamps), bridge PK 110.2 Navigation re-enters Doubs Strasbourg, France, located on the French-German border, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. The Rhine and the Danube formed most of the northern inland frontier of the Roman Empire and, since those days, the Rhine has been a vital navigable waterway carrying trade and goods deep inland. Authority – VNF – Direction interrégionale de Strasbourg The Emperor’s administration conceived the predecessor of today’s public-private partnership model, selling existing canals to private companies, to provide funds for new links. PK 7.8 Road bridge (motorway access ramp) Hence the Canal Napoléon. PK 95.3 Railway bridge Towpath – There is a towpath throughout the length remaining open to navigation. It is 38 km long (according to some data, 45.6 km) and 3.5 m deep, and it has locks. Rhone–Rhine Canal: 2020 Top Things to Do in Strasbourg. PK 177.8 Lock 56 (Thoraise), bridge, mooring u/s r/b, water, electricity, shower, navigation re-enters Doubs As such, it helped convey Greek cultural influences to the western Hallstatt and the later La Tène cultures. PK 9.3 Swing bridge (Faisan) PK 8.5 Bridge (Pont Louis Pasteur) In practice, private boats are allowed to cruise downstream only through the Petite-France, thus using Lock A in the opposite direction to the incessant flow of trip-boats. The new high-capacity Rhine-Rhône waterway would have made the canal obsolete, but the environment minister Dominique Voynet cancelled that project in 1997. The new high-capacity Rhine-Rhône waterway would have made the canal obsolete, but the environment minister Dominique Voynet cancelled that project in 1997. The actual distance from the Rhine to the basin in Colmar is covered by a single distance table for convenience. Headroom – The maximum authorised air draught is 3.70m. Towpath – There is no towpath, but attractive riverside walks have been developed throughout the navigable ring in Strasbourg. Locks – There are 112 locks, of which 72 fall towards the Saône (including two double staircase locks), the remaining 40 towards the Rhine. Strasbourg, France, located on the French-German border, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. Information about the 237km long Canal du Rhône au Rhin. PK 5.3 Elsau former quay r/b PK 192.0 Island, keep to r/b Navigational characteristics are the same as for the rest of the canal. Headroom – The maximum authorised air draught is 3.50m, reduced to 3.40m above the highest navigable water level when the Doubs is in flood. Separate descriptions and distance tables are given for the following branches: the Belfort branch, 10km long, connecting with the through route at km 172, the northern branch, 66km long, extending from Neuf-Brisach to the Dusuzeau basin in the port of Strasbourg, and the Colmar branch (Canal de Colmar), 23km long. PK 118.8 Hyèvre-Magny bridge PK 182.3 Bridge (Portail de Roche) PK 94.4 Canal narrows, one-way traffic PK 116.0 Lock 34 (Branne), navigation re-enters Doubs PK 171.0 Avanne-Aveney bridge, village with restaurant Located in the Ruhr, it connects the Rhine River at Duisburg with the Dortmund-Ems canal at Heme. PK 226.7 Lock 70 (Belvoye), bridge former freight office Commercial traffic in 38.50m barges is very slight. PK 208.5 Entrance to Audelange lock-cut, r/b, flood gate 64a, bridge PK 1.9 Bridge (St Étienne) PK 217.7 Lock 66 (Charles-Quint), bridge, quiet arm of the Doubs with steep banks d/s l/b, possible mooring More recently, locks 12 and 13 at Sochaux were replaced by a single lock at the end of a section upgraded to high-capacity standards as part of the (now abandoned) Rhone-Rhine waterway past the Peugeot car factory. Rhône Video 4. Locks 3 to 15 (Dannemarie) are a chain and an éclusier will accompany boats passing through them. Short tunnel with waterfall curtains at each end (operated by your remote control) and lighting display inside. PK 110.5 Clerval bridge, mooring u/s r/b, pontoons l/b 10 berths, water, electricity, showers, crane, suitable for small craft only, village l/b PK 198.5 Lock 61 (Ranchot) News, facts and insider information providing a complete overview of the second longest river in Europe. PK 148.8 Bridge (Vaire) This route east to the port of Fos is forbidden to plaisanciers. PK 39.4 Lock 20 Both are for one-way traffic only (6m wide). From Saint-Symphorien, a 17km canal section leads to the Doubs. PK 14.3 Oil terminal basin, short-term mooring PK 140.6 Laissey bridge The canal winds through the Vosges Mountains before joining the Lorraine region. PK 55.6 Lock 5 The Canal du Rhône au Rhin is one of the important watershed canals of the French waterways, connecting the Rhine to the Saône and the Rhône and thereby the North Sea and the Mediterranean. PK 8.3 Canal du Rhône au Rhin enters Ill, r/b The extension to Neuf-Brisach may be expected to programmed in the following years. Good mooring between the tunnel entrance and the following ecluse. Canal des Faux Remparts PK 176.8 Entrance to Thoraise lock-cut, l/b, flood-lock 56a, bridge PK 173.0 Canal narrows for 400m, one-way traffic PK 0.8 Bridge (de Paris), tramway lines A & D PK 5.2 Bridge (D25) Section shaded by plane trees, like the Canal du Midi. PK 1.1 Footbridge PK 73.4 Lock 15 (Côteau Jouvent) PK 38.4 Lock 22 PK 70.3 Motorway bridge (A36), skew PK 8.4 Canal du Rhône au Rhin leaves Ill, r/b PK 40.8 Lock 18, bridge PK 113.9 Lock 33 (Chaux-lès-Clerval) The village is located about 30 kilometers south of Strasbourg in the Upper Rhine Valley between the Rhine-Rhône Canal in the west and the Rhine in the east, which forms … The canal originally proceeded north from this point to Colmar and then Strasbourg. PK 106.6 Lock 31 (Pompierre), bridge, navigation re-enters Doubs PK 222.8 Choisey bridge, village r/b PK 12.6 Private footbridge (European Parliament) "Alzaceteam" is a new joint venture of Swissterminal and the ports of Le Havre and Marseille-Fos, formed to is to take over the three French inland terminals of Mulhouse-Ottmarsheim, Huningue-Village-Neuf and Ile Napoléon, located on the left side of the Rhine near Basel, during the course of … PK 9.7 Bridge (Pont Saint-Thomas) Geography 5. Locks in this section of the river are located immediately next to barrages and thus can be tricky when heading downstream (west). As built, the canal was made up of four distinct sections: Developments for high-capacity navigation in the second half of the 20th century thoroughly transformed this Y-shaped system. PK 236.1 Lock 73 (Tuilerie) The last five up to the summit level are of larger dimensions (40.70 by 6.28m). PK 72.3 Lock 14 (Montbéliard) PK 13.3 Railway bridge PK 0.0 Junction with main canal (PK 65.3) When the first lock was built on the Grand Canal d'Alsace at Kembs, a new cut was also excavated from Kembs to Niffer, and the rest of the Canal de Huningue was upgraded from here to the docks at Mulhouse. PK 135.7 Lock 42 and weir (Ougney), water, bridge PK 123.1 Lock 38 and weir (Raie-aux-Chèvres) However, navigation aids have been improved considerably in recent years. PK 6.9 Lock 4, bridge There are also four flood locks, normally open to navigation, generally situated at the entrances to certain lock-cuts in the Doubs valley. PK 225.7 Bridge (Beauregard) PK 71.8 Railway bridge, industrial quay u/s l/b, end of large-scale waterway section – Subdivision de Dole: 2, rue Général Béthouard, BP 83, 39108 Dole (PK 177-237). The problem was funding. The first 68 locks from Saint-Symphorien to km 175 (Allenjoie) are 38.70 by 5.25m. PK 65.3 Fesches aqueduct over the river Allan From l’Isle-sur-le-Doubs to Mulhouse (PK 224) navigation is almost exclusively in man-made cut and crosses the Saône-Rhine watershed by a summit level at an altitude of 340m. PK 4.1 Lock 2 (Dambenois), bridge PK 66.9 Bridge (d61) PK 44.8 Lock 10 PK 31.9 Bridge (d466) PK 180.1 Entrance to Osselle lock-cut, r/b Go Your Own Way – Cruise the canals driving your own hire boat, Sit Back and Relax – captain and crew will treat you like royalty, Watch France Glide Past – close-up, from the comfort of your cabin. PK 41.8 Aqueduct PK 59.1 Railway bridge PK 18.3 Bridge (Jules Ehrmann) The proceeds were diverted for the war effort, and it was not until the Becquey programme was finalised in 1821 that this vital project, now renamed ‘Canal Monsieur’, could be reactivated by the canal company created for this purpose, and completed in 1833 by the engineer Claude-François Perret. PK 0.5 Railway bridge PK 9.7 Botans lift bridge, basin d/s l/b, quay (200m), water, electricity, small village r/b, Belfort 4000m l/b Authority – VNF – Direction interrégionale de Strasbourg – subdivision de Colmar-Rhin PK 154.4 Lock 48 (Chalèze), bridge, navigation re-enters Doubs, PK 157.4 Overhead power lines PK 58.0 Lock 6, bridge Location of Canal du Rhône au Rhin and the two remaining sections of the former northern branch, "Canal du Rhône au Rhin : remise en état du tronçon délaissé", River Ill and Canal du Rhône au Rhin (North), Navigation details for 80 French rivers and canals, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rhône–Rhine_Canal&oldid=1000048225, France articles missing geocoordinate data, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. PK 71.7 Flood gate The Maritim Hotel Cologne is located right beside the Rhine… The Dortmund-Ems canal at Heme to west changes made since the canal,... 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