Poland » Kanal Gliwice | Gleiwitzer Canal | Poland

Something like an access to industry


Kanal Gliwice | Gleiwitzer Canal | Poland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 40 km
Number of locks: 6
Lock dimensions: 80.00 x 9.50
Max. depth: 2.00
Max. headroom: 4.00
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Hardly ever used
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Odra River | Poland

The canal
is a short connection of the
Oder and the industrial areas of Gliwice. Landscapes are not very attractive. It was inaugurated by Rudolf Hess in 1939 and was first called Adolf-Hitler-Kanal. With this inauguration, Rudolf Hess held, as a substitute of Hitler, the ground-breaking ceremony for the Oder-March-Donau-Kanal which had been projected for a long time already. Works on it were soon suspended again.
After the industrial town of
Gliwice was connected to the natural gas net, the canal, mostly built for coal transports, lost its relevance.