Griebnitz Canal

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The Alsen bridge on the Griebnitz Canal

The Griebnitz Canal, also known in German as the Griebnitzkanal or the Prinz-Friedrich-Leopold-Kanal, is a canal in the western suburbs of Berlin, the capital city of Germany. It consists of a chain of small lakes, the Stölpchensee, Pohlesee and Kleiner Wannsee, together with artificial channels linking them together.[1]

The canal connects the Griebnitzsee, a lake on the course of the Teltow Canal, with the Großer Wannsee, a lake on the course of the River Havel. Including the three intermediate lakes, it has a length of 3.9 kilometres (2.4 mi) and is navigable by boats with a draught of up to 1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in). It has no locks, but is crossed by three bridges, with a maximum clearance of 5 metres (16 ft).[1]


  1. ^ a b Sheffield, Barry (1995). Inland Waterways of Germany. St Ives: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson. p. 118. ISBN 0-85288-283-1. 

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Coordinates: 52°24′37″N 13°08′44″E / 52.410273°N 13.145657°E / 52.410273; 13.145657