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The Augustow Canal is a waterway and a popular tourist destination in the northeast Poland and northwest Belarus . It is an important connection between the Vistula River and the Neman River. The name originates from the Polish city Augustow . The canal´s total length is 101 km. in the past, the Augustow Canal used to be very important for trade and commerce. Due to the beautiful nature and variety of sporting opportunities the Polish part of the canal has become a popular tourist destination.


The Augustow Canal was built on the Polish territory in the first half of the nineteenth century. It was kind of a reaction to the Prussian decision on excessive taxes for Polish traders traveling through the Prussian territory. The Augustow Canal has become a widely-welcomed detour, along which the Polish traders could operate freely.


Augustow Canal is situated in the middle of a very attractive region. The area is covered with forests and there are seven glacial lakes which have been connected by means of the Augustow Canal. In addition, the canal runs through the Augustow virgin forest, which is considered as the locality of original Central-European natural environment. You may enjoy unusual plant and animal species and different types of birds on your journey along the canal.

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Augustow Canal has become a very favourite attraction for lovers of water sports and fishing. You can often meet there canoes, kayaks, fishing boats and motor boats. A part of the canal can be visited on a sightseeing boat.

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GPS: 53.8396, 22.9943
Altitude: 121 m
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Last update: 2012-10-19 19:45:03

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