One of the attractions of Bečej is also the lock called “Šlajz”. It was built in 1900.The binding of the Tisza River and the Danube – Tisa – Danube, with its perfect frame was a technical miracle of the early 20th century and it attracted professionals and visitors from all over the world.
“Šlajz” was designed by Albert Hjanc, the technical director of the channel at that time, who was only 25 years old.
The project of the lock itself is made in the workshop of Alberta Eiffel, and hence the story of the inhabitants of Bečej that “Šlajz” is Eiffel’s work.
Although already less functional, “Eiffel᾽s Šlajz” remains a trademark and an ancient piece of work of the city of Bečej, worthy of attention and admiration. It is interesting that between locks on Šlajz, water polo matches started to play in Bečej, even the first official games were played at Šlajz.