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Waterway Warta - Bydgoszcz (Bromberg) Kanal | Kanal Warta - Kanal Bydgoski | Poland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 145 km
Number of locks: 9
Lock dimensions: 39.00 x 4.00
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Hardly ever used
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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Notec Waterway: Rivers Notec, Brda, Gwada & Canal Bydgosky | Poland
Warta (Warthe) River | Poland
Waterway Warta - Bydgoszcz (Bromberg) Kanal | Kanal Warta - Kanal Bydgoski | Poland

Canal Bydgoszcs (Brombergkanal)
was built by
Frederick the Great and inaugurated in 1774. Therewith a connection from Odra (Oder) over the underflow of Warta (Warthe), River Notec (Netze) to the underflow of Brda (Braha) and with it to River Wisla (Weichsel) resulted. After 1900 one started upgrading it to Fonow measures and in 1919 it went to Poland.


Notec canal & canalised Notec
From Naklo on its headwaters, towards southeast to the lakes area, River Notec is only irregularly navigable, for this reason, the missing stretches were complemented with canal Notecki. It turns off at canal
Bydgoszcz southwards and ends at Jezorio Goplo (LakeGoplo).

Then, one continues on the lakes, they are with canal
Warta – Goplo connected to River Warta at Konin. 

Bachorze canal
This is a limitedly navigable, but forgotten connection between Jez. Goplo, the canals Notecki and Warta-Goplo with River Wisla at Wloclawek.
The first capital of this region, Kruszwica at the
Lake of Goplo, is known to every Polish child as the place where the nasty King Popiel was eaten by mice and virtuous Piast Kolodziej succeeded to crown and established the Piast dynasty.
Two objects of this shrouded in legend time remained. The Mice Tower and a canal which was dug more then 1000 years ago, connecting the hollow of Lake Goplo with River Wisla. Canal Bachorze is limitedly navigable now and is, as one of the oldest European canals, worth a survey.

The described north-south connection
NotecWarta crosses wild, natural landscapes, idyllic lakes but also large industrial areas.