The Elblag Canal has a lenght of 82 kilometers and is located in the Warmia-Mazury region.
It is a navigable waterway with a system of five water driven ramps and locks, allowing vessels to quickly and easily move between the Vistula Lagoon and several western Masurian lakes and thus overcome the differences in the level of water of more than 100 m, stretched on a distance of 9.6 km Using slipways ships instead of flowing are moving along the tracks like trains.
Elblag Canal with a unique global system of ramps, was inscribed on the list of the Seven Wonders of Poland.
Designed by Dutch engineer Georg Jakob Steenke at the beginning of the nineteenth century at the court of Frederick I and II was to improve transportation of goods between East Prussia and the Baltic Sea. It was formerly called Oberländischer Kanal or Kanal Elbing-Osterode.
Regular cruises organized by "Żegluga Ostródzko-Elbląska". A choice of several tourist routes:
- Lake Drużno Reserve - excursion cruise - Route: Elblag / Lake Druzno, cruise time: 1.5 hours
- In The Channel Land Ostróda / Iława - Route: 46 km - Ostróda / Miłomłyn / Kraga, Chmielówka / Ilawa, cruise time: 4 hours.
- Elblag Canal - Lake Druzno / Caluny ramp - Route: Elblag / Caluny ramp, Caluny ramp / Elblag, cruise time: 2 hours.
- Elblag Canal - Papal Trail Ostróda / Miłomłyn - Route: Ostróda / Śluza Zielona (Green Lock) / Miłomłyn, cruise time: 2 hours.
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Cruises run from April to OctoberTickets adults:
Family tickets are available, the price depends on the route
- Children under 4 years free of charge
- after two years of renovation, it's planned to re-open the canal for ships in June 2015