Thursday, 27 July 2017

Göta Kanal

Nathan only got three full days in Skara this time, so we really tried to make the most of it. The first day we took him to see the locks at Sjötorp, where the Göta Canal goes from Lake Vänern through Sweden to the Baltic Sea.

Kids and I had been there before in 2010 but it's still a lot of fun watching the boats go up and down. There are 58 locks along the 190 km long canal, and three of them are here in Sjötorp.

Göta Canal was built between 1810-1832, and it's quite a unique canal in the way that 87 km of the 190 km stretch was completely man-made! It is by far one of the biggest construction projects ever in Sweden.

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