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The capricious main waterway to the west


Odra River | Poland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 680 km
Number of locks: 24
Lock dimensions: 57.00 x 7.50
Max. depth: 1.10
Max. headroom: 3.15
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Havel-Oder-Waterway | Germany
Kanal Gliwice | Gleiwitzer Canal | Poland
Spree-Oder-Waterway | Germany
Warta (Warthe) River | Poland
Baltic Sea

The spring
of this overall 866 km long river, lies in the eastern foothills of the
Sudeten in the CzechRepublic. Having left the town of Oastrave, it gets to the Polish border. As from Kotzle, the Oder is navigable and crosses Silesia in north western direction, forming then from Eisenhüttenstadt the German – Polish border.
Locks along this river are fairly modern and in general well maintained. One has to be aware of sandbanks and other obstacles. There are some quite big places along the river; supplies are therefore less of a problem then on other Polish waters. 

Wroclaw (Breslau)
The beautiful capital of Silesia reminds with the many side branches of the Oder and the canals a bit of Paris, and, with the splendid streets, of old Hanseatic cities. It offers all amenities.