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A quiet area, in the southwest "Malären"


Hjälmare Canal | Sweden: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 13.7 km
Number of locks: 9
Lock dimensions: 30.00 x 7.00
Max. depth: 1.90
Max. headroom: 17.00
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, Waterway in reclusion
Profile of waterway: Hardly ever used
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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Stömsholms Canal | Sweden

Hjälmarekanal
was built between 1629 and 1639 by Gustav II Adolf and connects the Mälarsee over the river Arbogaan mit the Hjälmaren See.
Originally, this short canal was planed to be the first part of a connection between the
Baltic Sea and the Kattegatt. It should have gone from Stockholm over Malären, Hjälmaren to the Vänern and from its southern end over River Göta (today’s Trollhättekanal) to Göteborg.
The idea of a connection
Baltic Sea – Kattegatt was later realised a bit further to the south with the Göta- and Trollhätte-Kanal.