Kuhnle-Tours - Boat and Wine, Marina Niderviller (Alsace)03/04/2012
April 14th and 15th, 2012: Boat and Wine, Marina Niderviller (Alsace). Since the opening of Kuhnle-Tours' Marina Niderviller in 2005 they have opened their doors annually in April. All their clients as well as all those who are interested in boating are invited to visit Kuhnle-Tours' boats and to enjoy a short cruise on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin. Since 2008 Kuhnle-Tours have celebrated this special event with the Société d’Arboriculture and their Fête des Beaujolais. Thus, you not only receive detailed information about Kuhnle-Tours' boats and this wonderful destination, but you can also become fascinated of the region by delicious French wines and specialities.
Alsace-Lorraine and Saarland - cruising in the heart of Europe
Expansive grain-fields, woods with plenty of game, vineyards, picturesque villages and a number of reservoirs and lakes characterize this area. In two nature parks you will find vegetation not generally expected in this area: carnivorous plants, capercaillie on the higher grounds and lynx in the woods. But the main attraction of a boating holiday in the Alsace-Lorraine lies in the historic water buildings and structures. A number of manual and electric locks, several tunnels, the huge lock of Réchicourt and the boat-lift of St. Louis-Arzviller are among other awesome structures present. The Saar-Canal flows in Ètang de Gondrexange into the Canal de la Marne au Rhin. You will pass by lovely lakes and follow the Saar which is here not navigable with boats, till Sarreguemines. The Saar is with over 220km the longest branch of the Mosel. After small and large bows, canalised and natural river, the Saar flows in Konz into the Mosel.
Destination Saarburg till Sierck-les-Bains (Mosel)
The 290km Canal de la Marne au Rhin connects the basin around Paris with the plain of the river Rhine. It goes up through the Vosge mountains and the Lorraine-Department with the help of numerous locks. At the top there is a long section with no locks where some of our bases are situated. After this highest point the canal runs through two tunnels and drops down again into the Alsacien valley of the river Zorn. From Kuhnle-Tours' base in Niderviller it is only a short journey to the tunnels of Niderviller which are quite an adventure being 500m and over 2km in length respectively. Right after the tunnels you will reach the boating-lift. Once in the lovely valley of the Zorn you will soon get to Lutzelbourg, a small village famous for glass-blowing. Towering above the village is a castle dating back to the 12th century.
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