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    Main-Danube Canal

     

    Along the Danube in Austria

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    Melk to Regensburg

     

    Danube dam and locks in Germany

     

    approach to lock

     

    entering the lock

     

    the Danube narrows

    Other Photos of the Danube Narrows Area

    In 1992 an important canal link from the Rhine to the Danube River was completed, through the Main River, which opened up shipping between the North Sea and Black Sea (2176miles with 66 locks).

    Canal from the Danube to the Main

     

    lock house from first canal
    built 1837 - 1846 during Bavarian King Ludwig I
    (horse towed, was too small and had too many locks
    never economical compared to the railroads)

     

    the high point in the modern canal
    the Watershed monument
    1332 feet

     

    elevations on the section from Würzburg to Passau
    going through 53 stepwise locks

     

    Kelheim to Frankfort

     

    scenery along the canal

     

    Certificate for completing the transverse

     

    ship docked on the Main in Würzburg

     

    along the Rhine

    Other Photos from along the Rhine

     

    bridge over the Rhine

     

    the Rhine at Düsseldorf

    Other Photos from Germany

     

    Canal links the Rhine to Amsterdam

    Other Photos from the Netherlands

     

    farewell dinner on board

     

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