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04-07-2008, 03:19 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:

The Kiel Canal tour (http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile29054/The-Kiel-Canal-tour.htm)

The Kiel Canal (German: Nord-Ostsee-Kanal), until 1948 known as the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal, is an approximately 100 kilometer (62 mile) long canal in the German Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein that links the North Sea at BrunsbŁttel to the Baltic Sea at Kiel-Holtenau.

Based on the old Eider Canal, open in 1784, from Holtennau, following the Eider River from Rendsburg, the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal, the Kiel Canal, with it's present route opened in 1895. In 1914 widening of the canal took place.

An average of 250 nautical miles (463 kilometers, 288 miles) is saved by using the Kiel Canal instead of going around the Danish Jutland peninsula. This not only saves time but also avoids potentially dangerous storm-prone seas.

The Kiel Canal is the most heavily used artificial seaway in the world. Excluding sporting boats and other small boats, an average of 117 ships per day used the canal in 2008.

About the Google Earth "Kiel Canal tour":Take this tour on, The Kiel Canal, from the Kiel bay at the Danish/German part of the baltic sea through the German marsh land to the North Sea at the estuary of the River Elbe.


04-17-2008, 06:21 PM
Hello all

The Kiel canal tour has been updated. The major changes are more precise nameing of placemarks, a few new placemarks and a correction of a error in the description. Happy tour!


05-31-2014, 06:26 PM
The "Kiel Canal Tour network links" file include links to all previous published files with reference to newest original file and later added like autoplay files, related to the Kiel Canal Tour post. By clicking this file you can handy play a autoplay tour and automatically have the original placemark collection displayed along the tour.

Autoplay recordings of track/path in original tour currently include:
Canal flyover from eastern Kiel-HOLTENAU entrance along the entire canal to western estuary to River Elbe from BrunsbŁttel.

Kiel Canal Tour network links file: http://dooley.dk/Kiel-canal-tour-network-links.kmz