Augustow Canal, Augustow

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The Augustów Canal is a cross-border canal built in the 19th century in the present-day Podlaskie Voivodeship of northeastern Poland and the Grodno Region of north-western Belarus (then the Augustów Voivodeship of the Kingdom of Poland). From the time it was first built, the canal was described by experts as a technological marvel, with numerous sluices contributing to its aesthetic appeal.It was the first summit level canal in Central Europe to provide a direct link between the two major rivers, Vistula River through the Biebrza River – a tributary of the Narew River, and the Neman River through its tributary – the Czarna Hancza River, and it provided a link with the Black Sea to the south through the Oginski Canal, Daugava River, Berezina Canal and Dnieper River. It uses a post-glacial channel depression, forming the chain of Augustów lakes, and the river valleys of the Biebrza, the Netta, the Czarna Hancza and the Neman, which made it possible to perfectly integrate the Canal with the surrounding elements of the natural environment.
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  • From the Museum, you can be a lot of interesting information presented in the form of vintage, which certainly has its charm. Opening hours are short, this in the middle of the day, so we were able to visit them until after 2 years of planning. Interior certainly also requires a refresh.
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  • Nice music, the sound of waves, the breeze. If the wind disturbs the upper deck, it can come down. Passing the gateway-a nice addition to the walk.
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  • Took the kayaking trip with Szot.pl. Loved it. The group was composed of six people in three kayaks. We arrived Monday morning at 11 am at their location in Augustow. Here we left our cars while we ka...  more »
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