The Finow Canal (German Finowkanal) is one of the oldest artificial waterways in Europe. The channel is ca 50 km long and located in the German state of Brandenburg in the Barnim district. It was built for the first time in 1605 and connects the Oder and Havel rivers.
After completion of the straighter Oder–Havel Canal in 1914, the economic relevance of the Finow Canal decreased. Today it is mainly used for touristic purposes. The Experimental Radio Station Eberswalde is also located at the Finow Canal.
Coordinates: 52°51′N 13°24′E / 52.85°N 13.4°E / 52.85; 13.4
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