Charlottenburg Canal, or Charlottenburger Verbindungskanal in
German, is a canal in Berlin, Germany.
With a former length of 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi), the canal was
built between 1848 and 1859, and originally connected the River Spree,
in Charlottenburg, with the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal. The route of
canal was north from the River
Spree until it passed under the railway
bridge carrying the Ringbahn, at which point it turned east along an
alignment slightly to the south of that of the more recent Westhafen
Canal. After the completion of the latter in 1956, the north-south
aligned section of the
Canal was extended to form a
right-angled junction with the Westhafen Canal, and the west to east
aligned section was closed and filled in. The Berliner Großmarkt or
Berlin Wholesale Market now covers the site of this section.
The remaining 1.7-kilometre (1.1 mi) long canal still links the
Canal with the River
Spree and the Landwehr Canal. It has no
The waterways crossroad at the southern end of the Charlottenburg
Canal, where it meets both the River
Spree and the Landwehr Canal, is
known as Spreekreuz. Adjoining the canal near Spreekreuz is a police
station of the
Wasserschutzpolizei (water police).
^ a b c "Charlottenburger Verbindungskanal - Geschichte" (in German).
Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Berlin. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
^ a b Sheffield, Barry (1995). Inland Waterways of Germany. St Ives:
Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson. p. 115.
Coordinates: 52°31′41″N 13°18′52″E / 52.52806°N
13.31444°E / 52.52806; 13.31444
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