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The Main at Ochsenfurt - frozen - shipping impossible

The Main at Ochsenfurt - frozen - shipping impossible

After a few days of permanent frost, a thick and partly stable ice layer could have formed on most of the standing waters, but even on flowing waters.

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In the shipping industry, the strong ice flow on even the rivers, like here at Ochsenfurt on the Main, causes problems, because nothing is possible anymore.

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Several of the busy waterways in Germany are currently no longer navigable.

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Due to the cold weather, the Main-Danube Canal and the Mittelland Canal were closed to full-length for shipping.

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The Elbe has been closed since Tuesday from the Czech border to Hamburg for shipping.

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More than 80% of the river between Saxony-Anhalt and Hamburg are now covered by ice floes, which make it impossible to pass by ships.

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What takes away daily income is another natural spectacle for the other. Ducks and campers seem to enjoy the spectacular nature!

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