Poland » Augustowski Canal | Poland

The beautiful, well used waterway between the upper stream of Biebrza passing the town of Augustow and River Neman in Belarus


Augustowski Canal | Poland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, Waterway in reclusion
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Biebrza River | Poland
Nemunas / Memel

This canal was built for political reasons, in order to avoid the occupation of the estuary of the Weichsel by Prussia. Finally, the project of a second connection between Warsaw and the Baltic Sea failed because the tsarist regime rejected an authorisation for the last few kilometres. Today it’s used by a marginal amount of excursion boats but deserved to be rediscovered, already for the widely unspoiled surroundings.