Poland » Vistula (Wisla) River from Bromberg to Auschwitz | Poland
River Wisla from the inflow of Brda to Krakau and Auschwitz
Vistula (Wisla) River from Bromberg to Auschwitz | Poland: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||772 km|
|Number of locks:||6|
|Lock dimensions:||85.00 x 8.50|
|Max. depth:||0.70||Max. headroom:||3.70|
|Degree of difficulty:||Demanding|
|Character of waterway:||back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered|
|Profile of waterway:||Hardly ever used|
Waterway has access to:Narew River | Poland
Waterway Warta - Bydgoszcz (Bromberg) Kanal | Kanal Warta - Kanal Bydgoski | Poland
water level on the short stretch from Bromberg to the weir of Wloklawek is regulated and the following stretch to the capital Warsaw is also more or less secure for navigation. Afterwards one has to count with sandbanks very often and has to be very careful since they are not signalised. An echo sounder is no luxury at all! Between Kazimierz and Sandomierz things become a bit better, it even has excursion ships.
Between Sandomierz and Warsaw, great care is asked again, from Warsaw to Auschwitz one is suddenly on a rather modern waterway with locks of 110 x 11.50 m. The no longer attended port of Auschwitz gives an opportunity to visit one of the most sorrowful memorials in recent history.
The fortified towns of southern Poland, like Deblin and Pulawy are surely worth a longer visit. The old, very nice harbour town Sandomierz has not only an air of southern charm one even finds there an excellent Pizzeria!