Switzerland was close to become an inland waterway nation too. There were serious plans to connect Lake of Geneva over Lake of Neuchâtel and River Aare to River Rhine. Today, the Swiss are content with some small stretches of navigable canals and rivers as well as with the many, very beautiful lakes. If you think that the poor Swiss had no link to the Sea, you’re wrong. From the ports of Basle, commercial vessels get to Rotterdam within 3 days and, if northern Italy implements their projects, there is soon a link from Ticino (Tessin) over Milano onto River Po and therewith the Adriatic Sea possible….
With 100’000 boats matriculated and not quite 8 Mio. habitants; the Swiss are on third place as far as boats /habitants are concerned.
waterway in Switzerland: Hochrhein | River Switzerland, Lago Maggiore (Langensee) | Switzerland, Lake Brienz / Brienzersee | Switzerland, Lake of Bienne (Bielersee) / Canal de la Thielle (Ziehlcanal) | Switzerland, Lake of Geneva / Lac Léman (Genfersee) | Switzerland, Lake of Hallwil | Switzerland, Lake of Lucerne / Vierwaldstättersee | Switzerland, Lake of Lugano / Lago di Lugano | Switzerland, Lake of Morat / Canal de la Broye | Switzerland, Lake of Neuchâtel / Neuenburgersee | Switzerland, Lake of Thun | Switzerland, Lake of Zug / Zugersee | Switzerland, Lake of Zurich / Zürichsee | Switzerland, Limmat | River ofSwitzerland, Reuss | Swiss River, River Aare | Switzerland, Swiss Lakes | Lake of Constance (Bodensee), Walensee & Linthkanal | Lakes and Canals of Switzerland
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