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Posted on 22 March 2012

Last Updated 22 March 2012

 Gota kanal

History Channel Geta began in the nineteenth century. In those days, had a dream to connect the Baltic Sea to the North. The Swedish government commissioned naval officer von Balthasar Platenu manage a project to create multikilometer channel.

Construction of the canal began in 1810 and lasted 22 years.
More than 60,000 Swedish soldiers worked on the construction of a unique channel, construction of which was later called "Millennium construction site."
September 26, 1832 the channel was opened.


Göta Canal - canal in Sweden, which connects the Baltic Sea north of the 58th parallel and the Kattegat, Sweden crosses from west to east.
In the west, beyond the city Gothenburg, on the east to the town Söderköping.
The channel connects Stockholm with Gothenburg

The total length of about 420 kilometers.

The system locks allows the courts to overcome the 100-meter vertical drop.
The channel are a total of 58 locks.

In the channel includes a channel Trolhettansky, lakes Vänern and Vättern, and 190-km-long segment between the lakes and the Baltic Sea.

Currently, one of the main tourist routes in Sweden. District canal annually visited by more than 3 million people.
The channel is surrounded by magnificent scenery and beautiful panoramas of historical sites.
You will see thousands of islands of the Stockholm archipelago, lakes, fields, woods and dense forests. On the road you will encounter the ruins of ancient castles, medieval monasteries, castles, churches, houses of the 18th century. The full trip takes 4 days.

Just along the canal laid a lot of cycling, equestrian and hiking trails.


Фото 1. Канал Гёта. Швеция, Стокгольм


Фото 2. Канал Гёта. Швеция, Стокгольм


Фото 3. Канал Гёта. Швеция, Стокгольм

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