Poland » Waterway Warta - Bydgoszcz (Bromberg) Kanal | Kanal Warta - Kanal Bydgoski | Poland
Link between upper Warta and Kanal Bydgoszcz (Bromberger Kanal)
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|
Waterway has access to:Notec Waterway: Rivers Notec, Brda, Gwada & Canal Bydgosky | Poland
Warta (Warthe) River | Poland
Waterway Warta - Bydgoszcz (Bromberg) Kanal | Kanal Warta - Kanal Bydgoski | Poland
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.
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 Notec – Warta crosses wild, natural landscapes, idyllic lakes but also large industrial areas.