Kiel Canaul

(Reguidit frae Kiel Canal)

The Kiel Canaul (German: Nord-Ostsee-Kanal, leeterally "North-[tae]-Easter Sea canaul", umwhile kent as the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal) is a 98-kilometre (61 mi) lang freshwatter canaul in the German state o Schleswig-Holstein. The canaul wis feenished in 1895, but later widened, an links the North Sea at Brunsbüttel tae the Easter Seas at Kiel-Holtenau. A average o 250 nautical mile (460 km) is savit bi uisin the Kiel Canaul insteid o goin aroond the Jutland Peninsula. This no anerly saves time but an aw avoids stuirm-prone seas an haein tae pass throu the Øresund straits.

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Current map o Kiel Canal in Schleswig-Holstein
Lenth61 mile (98 km)
Construction began1887
Date completit1895 (1895)
Date extendit1907–14
Stairt pyntBrunsbüttel (North Sea)
End pyntKiel (Easter Seas)
Locks at Brunsbüttel connectin the canal tae the River Elbe estuar, an thence tae the North Sea

Besides its twa sea entrances, the Kiel Canaul is linkit, at Oldenbüttel, tae the navigable River Eider bi the short Gieselau Canaul.[1]



  1. Sheffield, Barry (1995). Inland Waterways of Germany. St Ives: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson. ISBN 0-85288-283-1.

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Coordinates: 53°53′N 9°08′E / 53.883°N 9.133°E / 53.883; 9.133