Germany » Oder River | Germany

Border river between Germany and Poland


Oder River | Germany: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 190 km
Max. depth: 1.50
Max. headroom: 3.00
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: for sporty people
Profile of waterway: Main waterway
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Havel-Oder-Waterway | Germany
Hohensaaten-Friedrichsthaler-Kanal | Germany
Spree-Oder-Waterway | Germany
Warta (Warthe) River | Poland
Baltic Sea

River Oder has its source in Czechoslovakia. It crosses the border to Poland in the far southwest and gets in a huge bow to the northwest to the eastern border of Germany at Eisenhüttenstdt. As from there, the river is more or less the border to Poland. Then it takes leave and flows into the Haff at Stettin. Even though River Oder is the 5th in size of all the German rivers and is also a major waterway, it has its moods and is, for the often very low water level in summer, not very much liked by inland waterway navigators. Today its limitedly navigable until the turning off of the Gliewitzer Kanal at the south of Poland