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Göta Canal, Sweden's greatest feat of engineering!
Göta Canal | Sweden: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||190 km|
|Number of locks:||58|
|Lock dimensions:||30.00 x 7.00|
|Max. depth:||2.80||Max. headroom:||22.00|
|Degree of difficulty:||Some experience is an advantage|
|Character of waterway:||back to nature|
|Profile of waterway:||Used by tourists only|
Waterway has access to:Dalsland Canal | Sweden
Säffle Canal | Sweden
Trollhätte Canal | Sweden
was projected and built by Baltzar von Platen between 1810 and 1832. It therefore celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2007 and still is one of the most important constructions of Sweden. As far as possible, the canal remains open all year-round.
longest adventure of Sweden
Coming from the Baltic Sea at Mem, the canal goes up to the highest point of 91.8 m and is then falling down to the village of Sjötörp at the Vänernsee, lying on 63 m above sea level.
After crossing the Vänernsee, Trollhätte kanal continues to Göteborg and therewith, the historical connection between the Baltic Sea and the Kattegatt is completed. .