The Britz Canal, or Britzer Verbindungskanal in German, is a 3.4-kilometre (2.1 mi) long canal in Berlin, Germany. The canal was built between 1900 and 1906, and was previously known as the Britz Branch Canal or Britzer Zweigkanal.[1]

Britz Canal
Brücke A113 Britzer Verbindungskanal Berlin 1.JPG
The junction of the Neukölln Ship Canal (on the left), Britz Canal (in the center under the bridge) and Teltow Canal (on the right)
Length3.4 km (2.1 miles)
Construction began1900
Date completed1906
Start pointNeukölln Ship Canal
End pointTeltow Canal
Map of waterways in the Berlin region, with the Teltow Canal slightly below the centre

The canal provides a shortcut for shipping from the Teltow Canal and Neukölln Ship Canal directly to the Spree River, as well as serving several inner city ports. It has no locks.[1]


  1. ^ a b Sheffield, Barry (1995). Inland Waterways of Germany. St Ives: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson. p. 118. ISBN 0-85288-283-1.

Coordinates: 52°27′32″N 13°29′0″E / 52.45889°N 13.48333°E / 52.45889; 13.48333