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Landwehrkanal, Berlin

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The Landwehr Canal, or Landwehrkanal in German, is a 10.7km long canal parallel to the Spree river in Berlin, Germany, built between 1845 and 1850 according to plans by Peter Joseph Lenné. It connects the upper part of the Spree at the Osthafen (Eastern Harbour) in Friedrichshain with its lower part in Charlottenburg, flowing through Kreuzberg and Tiergarten.Lenné designed a canal with sloped walls, an average width of 20m at the surface and locks near both ends to control the water depth. In the course of two enlargements (1883–1890 and 1936–1941), it reached a breadth of 22m and a depth of 2m. Today the waterway is mainly used by tourist boats and pleasure craft.The Landwehr Canal leaves the Spree River in the Osthafen (Eastern Harbour) in Friedrichshain, east of the city centre. It immediately descends through the Schleusenufer (Upper Lock) and heads in a straight line south west to its junction with the Neukölln Ship Canal, which provides a connection to the Teltow Canal. Here the Landwehr Canal turns north west through Kreuzberg, along the Paul-Lincke-Ufer
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  • We had several walks along this canal. The atmosphere is good and it is a quick get away from the big capital without going too far.  more »
  • I love Landwehrkanal... always something going on, at each section different... it's Berlin! Just beautiful, z.b. On the shore before the urban hospital to sit with friends and to enjoy the atmosphere.
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  • You can take splendid savings ornamental course at the Landwehrkanal. E.G. by going to the "Fraenkelufer" along. Here you will the Orthodox synagogue in the neo-classical style by which has been beautifully restored. On the road stands a billboard that tells the story of the synagogue. A little further to get to the Admiral's bridge. Here meet musicians, students, holidaymakers and tourists in the summer and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere to guitar sounds. You can also paddle on the Landwehr Canal, you can book a trip or have a picnic on the shore, drink a bottle of wine or go to one of the many nice restaurants close to the channel.
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The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
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