Finow Canal

The Finow Canal (German "Finowkanal") is one of the oldest artificial waterways in Europe. The channel is ca 50 km long and located in the German state of Brandenburg in the Barnim district. It was built for the first time in 1605 and connects the rivers of Oder and Havel. After completion of the more straight Oder Havel Canal in 1914, the economic relevance of the "Finowkanal" decreased. Today it is mainly used for touristic purposes.


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