Facts & Figures
19.40445 latitude and 54.15587 longitude
UNESCO World Heritage
The Elblag Canal, a world-class monument of hydrotechnical art., begins in the very heart of the Old Town. The world's only operating waterway with a system of inclines and sluices. They allow ships to overcome the 100-meter difference in water levels. Currently, the Elblag Canal is in the process of being included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
What is the city known for?
Elblag Canal, a world-class monument of hydraulic engineering. The only operating waterway in the world with a system of inclines and sluices. Thanks to them, the ships, on special rail carts, overcome the 100-meter difference in water levels. Interestingly, the carts are mechanically propelled, only by the force of the water flow.