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Cross link Oder – Vistula


Notec Waterway: Rivers Notec, Brda, Gwada & Canal Bydgosky | Poland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Odra River | Poland
Vistula (Wisla) River from Bromberg to Auschwitz | Poland
Vistula (Wisla) River, from Gdansk to Bydgoszcz (Bromberg) | Poland
Warta (Warthe) River | Poland

River Notec and Notec skanalizowana (canalised)
Notec flows into the Warte at the village of Santok, just before Grozow Wielkopolski. From this point there are another 68.2 km to the mouth of the Oder. Over the first 49 km the river is free, afterwards more or less canalised. Before arriving at kanal Bydgoski (Bromberger Kanal) one has to deal with 12 locks and 138.1 km. Colonies are rare and one is well advised to start the journey well equipped, in any aspect. 


Kanal Bydgoski (Bromberger Kanal)
takes us across the eastern outskirts into the middle of the city of
Bydgoszcz (Bromberg), ending as a dead end. But short before, there is the turning off into the Nowym canal, this brings us over 1.5 km into the, from there, canalised Brda (Brahe).

River Brda (Brahe)
is navigable after the confluence with Nowym canal. It flows through the old harbour town of
Bydgoszcz and meets the Wisla (Weichsel) 14 km later.

River Gwada
turns off to the north at the small town of
Ujscia and used to be navigable over 3 locks to the industrial town of Pila / Gwada. However, these locks are not intact since the Second World War.