The Channel of Kiel , in German and usually North-Ostsee-Kanal , is a channel of 98 kilometers which connects the the North Sea (with Brunsbüttel) to the the Baltic (with Kiel). While crossing the Peninsula of the Jutland, the channel allows a short cut of 280 miles nautical (519 km). With more or less 120 boats per day on average, it is nonnatural the water way the most attended in the world.
The first connection between the two seas was the Eiderkanal which used the Eider river. It is supplemented in 1784 and measures 43 kilometers out of the 175 kilometers of the way of Kiel to the mouth of the Eider duck (in Tönning). It 29 meters was broad and deep of 3 meters what limited the size of the boats to approximately 300 tons.
The German navy wanted to connect its bases of the Baltic and the North Sea without making the turning around Denmark. The construction of a new channel is decided.
In June 1887, construction starts in Holtenau close to Kiel. Over one eight years period, approximately 9.000 men work with his construction. The June 20th 1895 the channel is officially opened by Kaiser Guillaume II. At the time of the ceremony, it poses the last stone of the work and names it Kaiser Wilhelm Kanal .
The increasing traffic, the part of the channel allowing the crossing of the boats is increased between 1907 and 1914. Two wide was added to Brunsbüttel and Holtenau.
Since the end of the Second world war, the channel is again opened with any boat.
- the channel of Kiel
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