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Göta Canal

 

a ship canal linking the western and eastern coasts of Sweden, between the cities of Göteborg and Söderköping. The Göta Canal system, which has an overall length of 420 km, includes the Trollhättan Canal, the lakes Vänern and Vättern, and the canal itself (190 km long), which runs between the lakes and the Baltic Sea. It was built between 1810 and the 1830’s. With the development of railroad and motor-vehicle transportation and because of the limited traffic capacity of the canal, it lost its original significance and is used today primarily for tourism.

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The Gota Canal access card controls access to pleasure boats, two museums and facilities such as toilets, showers and washing machines at 21 guest marinas.
The Gota Canal Steamship Line operates three ships.
As you've described, the Gota Canal is a wonderful inland cruise opportunity, which has been featured in Cruise Travel.
Today, the Gota Canal offers tourists the chance to step back in time and witness a great engineering achievement and, of course, enjoy scenery that can be summed up in one word - idyllic.
The Gota Canal, which stretches for 220 miles, already attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and has tourist offices at various points along its length.
And a trip between them on one of the historic Gota Canal boats takes you through the real, unseen and totally unspoilt Swedish countryside.