Elbe-Havel Canal - Things to Know Before Visiting
Elbe-Havel Canal, Germany
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About Elbe-Havel Canal
Elbe-Havel Canal is a navigable waterway in Germany, linking the Elbe and Havel rivers. Its eastern end joins the Plauensee, a lake on the Havel River, at Brandenburg, downstream from Berlin. This Canal is 56 km long and has three locks. With a depth of 2 meters, it can accommodate vessels of up to 1,000 tons.
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The Magdeburg Water Bridge is a navigable aqueduct in Germany that connects the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mittelland Canal and allows ships to cross over the Elbe River. At 918 meters, it is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world. In addition to the bridge, a double lock was constructed to allow vessels to descend from the level of the bridge and Mittelland Canal to that of the Elbe-Havel Canal.
The Magdeburg Zoological Garden, or Magdeburg Zoo for short, is a zoological garden in Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt. The 16-hectare zoo in Magdeburg is visited by around 340,000 visitors every year. It has a parkland and a large playground for children. In 2016, around 1,400 animals belonging to over 210 species or races lived in the zoo.
The millennium tower in the Elbauenpark is a unique structure that was built for the 1999 Federal Horticultural Show. It includes a technology exhibition showing the achievements of the past 6,000 years. The exhibition on the development of sciences, which is supported by many descriptive experiments with which the visitor can interact. One notable example is a powerful telescope through which visitors can observe the distant clock-face on the Magdeburger cathedral.
The Elbauenpark is a family and leisure park in the northeast of Magdeburg. The park area is about 100 hectares and consists of the parts Kleiner Anger and Großer Anger, which are separated by the busy Herrenkrugstraße but connected by a pedestrian bridge. The park has a total of four combined entrances and exits and three exits. According to Stern magazine, the Elbauenpark is the best leisure attraction in Saxony-Anhalt.
The Magdeburg rider is an equestrian statue that was made around 1240 in the younger Magdeburg workshop. It is an early life-size round three-dimensional equestrian statue of medieval sculpture and is one of the first-rate works of European art history. Two virgins complete it to form a group of figures. The three statues consist of several blocks of fine-grain sandstone.
Kunstmuseum Magdeburg - Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen is a monastery in Magdeburg's old town . The building ensemble is one of the most important Romanesque structures in Germany . Today the buildings are used as the municipal art museum, the monastery of Our Lady and the concert hall. The monastery is one of the most famous sights in the city. It is in close proximity to Magdeburg Cathedral and the city center.
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Discover More Attractions in Saxony-Anhalt, Where Elbe-Havel Canal Is Located
Saxony-Anhalt is a state of Germany, bordering the states of Brandenburg, Saxony, Thuringia, and Lower Saxony. Almost all of Saxony-Anhalt lies within the North European Plain, and its landscapes exhibit impacts from successive eras of glaciation. One of the beautiful states in Germany which were blessed with natural beauty.