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The city canal in Potsdam

Useful as Dutch canals and picturesque city Canal withdrew with his moving story once by Potsdam. In 1965 he became blurred. With the turn of the wish, the ancient beauty of the city at least in significant part was again to rise. So succeeded the "Association for the recovery of the city canal in Potsdam e.V." with the support of many patrons and the city and the provincial government, to open the first part of the city canal on the occasion of the Bundesgartenschau in 2001. Step by step, the city Canal being reconstructed again. The Foundation tenders the cast iron railing posts interested canal able to immortalize it indelibly as fellow builders.

To the history

The soldier King Friedrich Wilhelm I had in 1722 straighten the natural, fed by the Havel River trench and deepen. The waterway road now with Havel barges had an oak cladding and was bridged by wooden folding constructions. The city channel proved a practical transport artery for construction materials and he drained the marshy subsoil of Potsdam.

The son and successor of the soldier King, Frederick the great, had artistic ideas incorporated into the functionality of the waterway. The channel was awarded a sandstone cladding, an elaborate iron railings and nine stone bridges. For more than 200 years Potsdam had the enclave of a Dutch Canal landscape, the artist and inspired citizens of the city of to romantic looking and vibrant market.

Distance from Hotel: 6.6 km

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