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Gota kanal, Sweden

From series “Greatest Man-Made Waterways and Channels”
Year: 1832.

In Sweden there is a huge Goeta Canal constructed in the first half of the 19th century linking the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. It has been benefiting the country’s trading interests for almost 200 years. Besides, the canal has gained many other statuses in recent years. The opening of the Goeta Canal was held on 26 September 1832. It is now a well-known destination to lovers of sailing, as well as lovers of pleasure cruises and fishing. The length of the canal is very impressive and is about 420 000 metres. The canal includes 58 floodgates and a number of adjoining constructions.

Gota kanal, Sweden The huge project required 22 years and the participation of more than 60000 soldiers to build. The construction has taken place day and night, people have worked 12 hours non-stop. The canal has a vast length and a width of 7 to 14 metres which allows large vessels pass through its certain sections.

The canal’s maximum depth is only 3 metres. But that doesn’t prevent from its actively using. Those travellers who go for a walk through the canal will be charmed with pristine beauty of forests and ancient towns and will have a unique opportunity to observe the size of agricultural lands in Sweden. Next - Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal

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Nearest airports:
 »  Norrkoping Airport NRK - in 10 km
 »  Linkoping City Airport LPI - in 29 km
 »  Skavsta Airport NYO - in 55 km
 »  Vastervik Airport VVK - in 88 km
 »  Eskilstuna Airport EKT - in 100 km
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Best hotels near Gota kanal

STF Kapten Bille's Hostel

Located in 8 km from Gota kanal
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Rooms: 12
All guest rooms at Hostel Kapten Bille's have old wooden floors. Some rooms feature views of the Gota Canal. Leisure facilities on site include an … More: photo, rates and booking
Forenom Serviced Apartments Norrköping

Located in 9 km from Gota kanal
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Rooms: 8
Forenom Norrköping has both compact studios and spacious apartments. All options include a private bathroom and light, modern décor. Each has an … More: photo, rates and booking
Skeppsdockans Vandrarhem

Located in 10 km from Gota kanal
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Rooms: 7
Skeppsdockans Vandrarhem is set in a traditional Swedish red wooden house. All rooms have shared toilets and showers. Facilities include a common … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Laurenti

Located in 11 km from Gota kanal
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Rooms: 11
Close to central Söderköping, Hotel Laurenti is an charming Swedish hotel in a idyllic setting. All guest rooms are furnished with characteristic … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Vadstena Slott
72 km - Vadstena Slott
On the banks of the beautiful Vättern lake in Sweden is the castle Vadstena, whose construction was completed in 1545. The castle was erected in fortifications by order of King Gustav Wasa. In the middle of the 16th century, the government of Stockholm expected the …
Orebro Castle
100 km - Orebro Castle
In the town of Örebro, on the Svarton river is the incredibly beautiful and interesting mysterious palace. Örebro is one of the most important castles in Sweden from a historical point of view. The exact date of its construction is however unknown. For the first time …
Utter Inn Hotel
124 km - Utter Inn Hotel
In Sweden, there is a world-famous underwater Utter Inn hotel, owned by an artist Michael Genberg. To get to this hotel, you need to come to Västerås port, which is in the immediate vicinity of Stockholm, and then go on a swim in an inflatable boat on Lake Mälaren. …
Pioneen Center
128 km - Pioneen Center
One of the most secret objects of Sweden is located in Stockholm, we are talking about the center "Pionen". The bunker was built during the Cold War as a shelter for the government, and later a secret complex began to be used as a data center. Currently, the center …
Royal Domain of Drottningholm
136 km - Royal Domain of Drottningholm
There are historical monuments of world importance in Sweden. One of the most prominent is the palace and park ensemble of Drottningholm. It is located on the island of Louvain, among the peaceful waters of Lake Malaren. Since 1981, the palace is the seat of the …
SkyView Elevator
142 km - SkyView Elevator
The most unusual lift in Sweden can be found in Stockholm. SkyView is an original elevator that is located on the southern side of the spherical building Globen Arena. The latter is the largest spherical structure in the world, which makes the original circular …

Top destination around Gota kanal - Norrkoping

Besides restaurants, fans of tasty food would be interested in visiting local bakeries and cafes where they can try sweet pastries - the most popular dessert option among locals. Pastries with wild berries are very popular with tourists. Local restaurants and cafes are ready to offer wonderful cakes with blueberries, lingonberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. The richest menu of berry desserts is available in summer. Beer holds a leading position among popular local drinks. Norrköping residents consume beer every day and in large quantities.
A popular restaurant is Angry Bull whose menu is based on Swedish and American cuisines. Its chefs prepare dozens of types of meat dishes, some of which are cooked exclusively over an open fire. Guests are encouraged to complement hearty dishes with interesting garnishes of potatoes, fresh and pickled vegetables. Local restaurants also offer an extensive drinks menu particularly appreciated by beer lovers.

Visitors to Kvarterskrogen Asken can enjoy widespread Swedish, Scandinavian and European dishes. In the warm season, some of its tables are set up on an outdoor terrace at the entrance. The restaurant is quite small but pretty good, so it's better to reserve a table in advance. Apart from traditional soups and meat dishes, its menu offers a decent selection of fish dishes. Vegetarians will find some tasty meals too.
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