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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
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Good

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Waterway has access to:

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Trollhätte Canal | Sweden
Baltic Sea

Göta Kanal
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.

The 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. .