Bergs locks – Göta Canal

I didnt want to drive home yesterday, thinking that one workday and in total ten hours driving wouldn’t be the smartest and safest thing to do. So I stayed over as you could see yesterday. To day I woke up and thought that I wanted to see some tourist stuff before my drive home. So I started with Bergs Locks in Göta Canal.

Linköping tourist information describe it as this on their home page

The Berg Locks are Göta Canal’s biggest attraction – the Carl Johan staircase, with its 7 connected locks.  It is quite a performance to see the boats navigate the stairs, fascinating many spectators. If you are lucky you may see one of the vintage canal boats Wilhelm Tham, Diana or Juno negotiating the locks.

The Berg Locks are a perfect excursion with their unique locks and beautiful views. In the area there are restaurants, cafés, ice-cream kiosks, shops, adventure golf, cycle rental, swimming spots, hostels etc. In summer there are a multitude of additional activities and events on offer.

The Göta Canal is open to boat traffic 4th May – 27th September 2015, but Berg Locks is worth a visit at any time of year. 

For me living in a part of Sweden where locks is rare it was a nice place to visit. Just sad there where no boat in the locks.


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