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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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  • The boat can be boarded in Augustow town and takes you on an approximately 2 hour trip along canals and across lakes. There is a stop where you can visit an old church. Some food and drink ks availabl...  more »
  • Nice town, many beautiful lakes, green trees, clean streets, friendly people, supermarket. We like this town  more »
  • The museum seems to be closed, and the channel seems to be "narrow" and a bit abandoned. Really interested how it looks like on the Belorussian side.  more »

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